gladiolus disease? pest? what?

chelseasumMay 26, 2013

I'm at a loss here, love glads but have had this problem with them for a few years. Can anyone tell me if this is a rust, water problem, c/b thrip but never see any on them. I live in calofornia and leave the corms in the ground year round. Thanx!

Tried to upload another picture that shows the buds streaked and deformed as well, perhaps I can do this in another post if needed, I guess only one pic at a time?

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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL

I don't know what's wrong with your bulbs, sorry, but yes, you can add one pic per post.

    Bookmark   May 27, 2013 at 3:03PM
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gardengal48

That is thrip damage. The insects themselves are tiny (

Here is a link that might be useful: gladiolus thrips

    Bookmark   May 28, 2013 at 4:19PM
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gardengal48

That is thrip damage. The insects themselves are tiny (

Here is a link that might be useful: gladiolus thrips

    Bookmark   May 28, 2013 at 4:20PM
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