Gladiolus
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Gladiola Care

Anonymous added on November 8, 2010 | Answered

Should the flattened 'mother bulb' be removed from the new bulb in the fall prior to storage, prior to planting in the spring or not removed at all?

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Heather
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Answered on November 11, 2010

I would wait until spring to separate them. Separating them in the fall creates a wound, which increases the chance that disease and rot could get into the corms.

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