I love the white gladiolus. I wasn't so sure it was my cup of tea when I planted the bulbs, but when the first blossom opened, I was pleasantly surprised. The purple coloration of the stamens is gorgeous in contrast to the pure white petals. And, there are tiny pink lines way down the throat of the flower as well. This happens to be my most prolific glad of all. I planted five bulbs, and easily have had at least ten stems rise through the soil. It will also give me several more weeks of enjoyment.