staggering gladiolus bloom time

trovesoftrilliums(5)August 14, 2011

Next year I'd like to stagger bloom time of gladiolus corms. If I purchase corms early spring, any advice on the best way to store the corms until they are ready to plant? Can I just leave them in a cool basement, or should I put them in a refrig? Any tips appreciated. :)

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calistoga_al

They will store very well in a cool basement. From planting to bloom will average 90 days. Most will plant weekly for best bloom sequence. Al

    Bookmark   August 16, 2011 at 9:21AM
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cagoldbear(9a - Houston)

If they are overwintered in the ground after staggered planting, will they bloom at the staggered pace, or simply bloom all at once?

    Bookmark   July 18, 2014 at 12:55PM
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duluthinbloomz4

They'll catch up in the next season and bloom together at their normal time; they won't keep a staggered schedule.

    Bookmark   July 18, 2014 at 4:00PM
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