Gladiolus pretoriensis is a very dainty Gladiolus that can only be spotted amongst the grasses when it is in flower. It seldom exceeds 60cm in height. The leaves are very slender and it only has one basal leaf. The flowering spike is usually inclined with 5-9 flowers. The funnel-shaped flowers are normally lilac to pink.
Plant Gladiolus pretoriensis amongst smaller grasses but it would also look nice planted as a group. It can also be planted in a pot.