Gladiolus
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Can I remove gladioli corms in the summer?

Zone El Cajon, CA 92020 | Anonymous added on August 31, 2019 | Answered

My gladioli are planted against a wall. We need to fumigate the house and were told the gas will kill all plants. I want to save the gladioli. Can I remove them now even though they're still actively blooming?

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GKH_Susan
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Answered on September 1, 2019

Since the alternative is getting fumigated, I would take the chance on digging them up. The only thing is they won't get the chance to rejuvenate the corms by the extra time in the ground. I would move them all into pots and leave them there till you can replant.
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/gladiola/trimming-leaves-on-gladiolus.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/gladiola/growing-glads-in-containers.htm

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