Best gladiolus money can buy?

laur34January 27, 2014

Last year I sent my mother-in-law home (7,000 miles) with some gladiolus bulbs that I had bought at the last minute from a seller on Amazon. They didn't even come up!

I want to mail her some sure-fire replacements!
Do you think I should order from Brent and Becky's Bulbs or my local expensive nursery or ?

Thanks for your suggestions.

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dbarron(z7_Arkansas)

Err probably neither.
If you don't mind older varieties (and you shouldn't...tested and true), try Old House Gardens.

    Bookmark   January 29, 2014 at 7:46AM
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dbarron(z7_Arkansas)

Err quite possibly neither.

I'd suggest (if you don't mind older varieties...and you shouldn't..tested and true), Old House Gardens.

    Bookmark   January 29, 2014 at 7:47AM
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aviastar 7A Virginia

I planted glads from Old House Gardens for the first time last year and every single one came up and bloomed beautifully. And depending on her zone- the ones I planted were hardy to zone 6! So I didn't even dig them up and they should come back this year (although the stupid polar vortex may nix that!)

So I second dbarron's recommendation!

Here is a link that might be useful: Old House Gardens, Gladiolus

    Bookmark   January 29, 2014 at 4:58PM
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laur34

Thanks guys! Old House Gardens had what I was looking for, so I'm all set!

    Bookmark   January 31, 2014 at 9:46AM
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sloan(z8 GA)

I like Gary Adams' Pleasant Valley Glads and Dahlias. :)

    Bookmark   February 28, 2014 at 10:28AM
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MissZuma

Species bulbs like Gladiolus orchidiflorus are best, most beautiful, but impossible to find! Bulbophile has seed. Always have to buy seed and hope to germination!

    Bookmark   March 10, 2014 at 1:02AM
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