duncaJuly 24, 2010

My 6 year old, 100 or so, glads all came up pink/yellow/white combo this year. In the past they have been a variety of reds+whites+yellow+red and blends of the previous. Do they normaly revert to the same colour? The PH of the soil hasn't changed and I do lift them each autum.

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hosenemesis(SoCal Sunset 19 USDA 8b)

It sounds like the most vigorous colors are growing at the expense of the weaker ones. It's probable that the reds rotted, and only the lighter colors are surviving. The corms themselves do not change color.

It must be truly spectacular in your garden when they bloom.


    Bookmark   July 24, 2010 at 3:13PM
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All of my glads return an orange color, regardless of what color they were. Al

    Bookmark   July 27, 2010 at 9:13AM
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iris_gal(z9 CA)

I didn't realize there could be such a difference in vigor.
A pastel yellow, established in a garden new to me, would not be eradicated! Each corm produced 30-50 babies! Unreal. No wonder I couldn't eliminate it until the top 6 inches of soil was removed.

I planted Wine & Roses --- few babies but very reliable. I have also had others and they remain true. One very special color did die out. A neighbor has a great amethyst purple I've admired for 8 years+. No other color and it has only doubled - slow increaser.

    Bookmark   July 27, 2010 at 7:30PM
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