Planting Gladiolus

plant_junkie(6)March 26, 2010

I just planted an orange hybrid variety of Gladiolus into 6 inch plastic containers. Im sure this will not be a large enough pot but im starting them here. What size pot will I actually need for a happy flower display? Any tricks to sucessful growing for these beautiful plants? Any help would be great! thanks:)

Steve

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pitimpinai(z6 Chicago)

6" pots will topple for sure once the glads. grow to its full height. A 12" pot will work better. Place some rock in the bottom of the pot before filling it with soil. That should help. Full sun is best.
If you have a lot of corms and would like to prolong blooming, plant the corms 2 weeks a part.

Happy gardening.

    Bookmark   March 27, 2010 at 8:25AM
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calistoga_al

Although they won't tip over a larger pot, they will still fall over if not supported. Think about how you will stake them. Al

    Bookmark   March 27, 2010 at 8:53AM
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