Will Gladiolas multiply eventually?
I just dug up my first attempt at Gladiolas. They bloomed great, but every single one fell over, despite being planted close together to try to support each other. Anyway, most of the corms have 5 or 8 tiny cormlets attached to the new, mature corm. A few of them fell off during the digging process, but I saved them and threw them into the paper bag with the rest to dry. Does it make any sense to plant these babies, and if I do, how long before they might bloom. And, I assume I'll have to keep digging them up every year?
I'm probably not going to bother with the whole process. Does any one want some commercial gladiola corms in a mix of purple, lavender and white? I could ship them once they dry, or sooner to avoid freezing. Better yet, I could donate them to a neighbor and avoid the shipping cost.
I'm still curios about the viability of the baby corms. Happy gardening!