Gladiola Corm Offshoots

Anonymous added on August 30, 2011 | Answered

While digging up my gladiolas, I see so many little off-shoots/tiny bulbs. What are these? Should I save them? Also, once the flowers fell off, there were seed pods that developed. Should I plant those in the same way and time that I replant the corms next year?

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Answered on August 31, 2011

The offshoots are additional corms, which can be dug up and stored with the rest of the plant corms for replanting next season. While you can also save the seed pods and plant the seeds as well, the plants will take longer to mature so most people simply cut them off and discard.

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