Used to be called "Homoglad"; crosses between Homoglossum watsonium and Gladiola tristis, hence the name. Actually the genus Homoglossum had been dropped (make-work for botanists) so it is Gladiolus now with a fancy species name. How about G. watristis or G. tristonium? Either way, they make a great dwarf gladiola with soft yellow flowers flushed purple, fragrant in the evenings. The dark green, rush-like leaves emerge in late fall and stay through spring. They'll go summer dormant and can thus take very dry at that time, although they won't mind moderate summer water.