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Gladiolus Question?

Postby Venice » Apr 27, 2008 6:54 pm

Ok so I've ordered some Glads from Veseys. I'm working on my flowering/growth chart right now so I can figure uot what to plant where.

I noticed on the site it says that the hardiness level is 3 and above.

Why are they saying this, because I know I'm supposed to dig them up in the fall. I'm confused.

A stunning combination of purple and white gladiolus. Size: 10-12 cm in circumference.
Bloom Time: Aug - Frost
Hardiness Zone: 3a and above
Height: 5′
Light Requirements:

* Sun Sun

Attributes:

* Cut Flower Cut Flower
* Pot/Indoor Pot/Indoor


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Postby Big Smile » Apr 27, 2008 7:59 pm



Venice , if they are hardy to zone 3 then they are Perennial Glads. I have never grown them but have seen them in catalogues.


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Postby butterfly » Apr 27, 2008 8:38 pm

Although less work by not having to dig them up in the Fall, storage etc

The flower is quite a bit smaller than the regular glad

I also found the flower stock not as strong and not as many blooms per stock and the flowers do not last as long and not as nice of colors

Glads are very easy to dig up and store

Therefore I would prefer the regular old fashioned kind for the sake of a bit more work
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Postby murphy » Apr 27, 2008 8:46 pm

I planted some a couple of years ago...and when they came back the next year they never bloomed...the foliage was very small and weak looking....they are back again this year and don't look much better. I prefer to stick with the annual glads.
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Postby Venice » Apr 27, 2008 11:05 pm

ohhh well I didn't know. I guess that's why they were on sale?

They weren't called Hardy glads though, those were in another section.

Hopefully it's just a typo....

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Postby murphy » Apr 28, 2008 7:46 am

can't hurt to plant them and see what they do...they might be a very pleasant suprise.
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Postby Sharon Bryson » Apr 28, 2008 8:58 am

Hi Ven:
email Vesey's and ask them.
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Postby Venice » Apr 28, 2008 11:29 am

ok Sharon, great idea, I never thought of that hahaa.

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Postby Venice » Apr 28, 2008 11:37 am

ok Sharon, great idea, I never thought of that hahaa.

I just dug out my old Catalog that I'd ordered from, and in their it say zone 8-11. Soo??????? hopefully this ones right. I shot them off a note, and I'll let you guys know what they say.

Thanks so much,

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