Gladiolas from seed..how long?

sammyqc(NE Quebec/zn 4/5a)October 27, 2006

I'm growing some of my glad seeds, germinated with the baggie method (it worked wonderfully!) now I'm just wondering if anyone has any idea how long it'll take till they are good sized enough to flower? And what about the babies that grow around the mother corm? I guess it take a few years before they're big enough? Has anyone else done this?

Thanks.

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bonniepunch(USDAz4 AgCanz5a)

Glads should bloom in three years from seed. Some may try to bloom in the second year. Some people advocate cutting those blooms off so that the plant can concentrate on building up the corm.

Babies or offsets should bloom in two years.

BP

    Bookmark   November 2, 2006 at 10:36PM
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sammyqc(NE Quebec/zn 4/5a)

Thanks Bonnie. I guess it is worth the effort then. Right now they are still in the baggie, so I'd better get them planted soon. I've always started out with a lot of corms, and lose quite a few to the squirrels, so from seed and offsets would be a much cheaper way to feed them!

    Bookmark   November 4, 2006 at 4:46PM
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