Too late to plant glads?

mcsix(z8 WA)May 5, 2013

I've been overly busy and haven't planted any glads yet. Is it too late in zone 8?

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no, it is not too late. Plant gladiolus bulbs in the spring once danger of frost has passed and the soil has warmed. We have just crossed that bridge (at least where I live).

They should be okay.

    Bookmark   May 5, 2013 at 9:43PM
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Embothrium(USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA)

Make plantings two weeks apart trough June for prolonged bloom. If you plant them all at the same time they all bloom at the same time. As it is you don't even get a good presentation for the entire time a individual corm is in bloom, due to the way the flowers open from the bottom of the spike up, with the first ones to open shriveling while the subsequent ones are still coming out.

    Bookmark   May 6, 2013 at 1:18AM
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mcsix(z8 WA)

Thank you! I'm relieved to hear I can still enjoy them this summer.

    Bookmark   May 6, 2013 at 9:59PM
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