gladiolus bulbs i left in ground

trying2bagardener(5)March 18, 2012

I left my gladiolus bulbs in the ground over the winter. It was a mild winter and they were covered with mulch.

I dug them up yesterday, and they have these little seed shaped things on the bottom of the bulb. What are those?

Is there any chance they will grow again? Should I put them back in the ground now or let them rest inside for a while?

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tsugajunkie z5 SE WI

Seed thingies are likely bulblets forming. If the bulbs are firm, put them back. Winter was their rest.


    Bookmark   March 21, 2012 at 10:47PM
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They won't survive EVERY winter here in the Great Lakes region, but generally will survive the mild winters to regrow. A deep mulch over the corms helps a lot.

The little corms that form at the base of the mother corm will do better if you separate them, but if not practical, just leave them, they'll still grow.

    Bookmark   April 1, 2012 at 11:39AM
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