Top Questions About Gladiolus

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Questions About Gladiolus

Asked by
Anonymous on
November 8, 2010

Q. Gladiola Care

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?

Answered by
Heather on
November 11, 2010
Certified Expert
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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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Asked by
georgetta on
February 18, 2011

Q. Why Do My Glad Bulbs Come Up Out of the Ground and Set on Top of the Groud

My glad bulbs come up out of the ground and then they lay on the surface. They are not in the ground.

Answered by
Heather on
February 18, 2011
Certified Expert
A.

This is called frost heave. This article will help you prevent it:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/preventing-frost-heave-in-your-garden.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
March 16, 2011

Q. Gladiolus Babies

I need to know how to plant the tiny baby corms.

Asked by
Anonymous on
March 20, 2011

Q. Growing Glads in Containers

Can glads be grown in containers?

Answered by
Nikki on
March 20, 2011
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Yes, quite happily. Just plant them in containers as you would in the ground and make sure to keep them watered.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
March 23, 2011

Q. Gladiolus Corms

My gladiolus corms started growing in my basement. What should I do with them since I live in northern Iowa and it’s too soon to plant?

Answered by
Nikki on
March 23, 2011
Certified Expert
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You can go ahead and plant them in a container or follow the directions in this article to keep them going until you can plant them:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/gladiola/start-gladiolas-early.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
April 5, 2011

Q. Small, Black Fly-Like Insect on Gladiolus

For the past two years, I have had tiny fly-like insects on my gladiolus plants. They literally drain the stem and the flower. What should I use to get rid of them?

Answered by
Nikki on
April 6, 2011
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Asked by
Anonymous on
April 7, 2011

Q. Gladiolus Corms

Do the corms need any kind of treatment before planting?

Answered by
Nikki on
April 8, 2011
Certified Expert
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Some people like to treat them with fungicide before planting, but this is not required to plant them. They will grow fine without any special treatment.

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