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How to grow Gladiolus corms | Easy tips

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About Gladiolus:

Classical gladiolus flowers in mid-summer adorn your garden. Gladiolus genus of 260 species. Most of which is native to South Africa. These are perennial flowers are popular because of their beauty. The flowers grow on long spikes which are brought into use in cutting gardens and borders. Gladiolus corms (bulb-like structures) is growing.

The vase life of flowers is in your drawing room. Based on its size, color and height are several species.Their flowers are smaller than the giant. But the most popular plant is 3 to 4 feet tall. It comes in various colors including red, pink. Yellow, cream, coral, and green is prominent. Most winter hardy gladiolus varieties USDA Zone 7.



Scientific name                    Gladiolus dalenii

Common name                   Gladiolus

Plant type                            Flower

Sun required                        Full

Soil type                              Any, well drained

Flower colour                      Pink, White, Orange, Yellow, and Green

Zone                                   6-10

Bloom season                     Summer



  • In early spring when the soil temperature is correct then it should Plantation. Gladiolus corms you can buy easily from any nursery.
  • The dry and well-drained soil is perfect for planting, these plants cannot survive in soggy soil.
  • Select a place where the full Sun comes directly.
  • Planting the corms 4 to 6 inches deep and 4 to 6 inches apart.
  • Its flowers look good in clusters. Gardner takes a few plants that bloom in two-week intervals to extend the bloom season.
  • Water thoroughly after planting hardy Glades. If the does not rain then give water from time to time during the growing season. Give good deep water once or twice a week; 1-inch deep water is better for this during the growing season.
  • If you want to use in the bouquets including Stems flower to cutting. Cutting leaves sparingly because of its leaves for the second year in use is essential in nurturing parenting bulb.
  • It stops when the blossom, then not cut off. Their leaf via photosynthesis produces food and strengthens the bulb. Keep the water as per the requirement. When they become pale stalks take it.


  • Place 2 to 4-inch layer of mulch, as well as help, maintain the moisture it is also helpful in preventing weeds.
  • Be sure to water the plants regularly during the summer. Allow water to maintain moisture water them moderately.
  • Fade and dead flowers and dead stalk remove immediately, it affects plant growth.
  • To maintain the plant, leave it to maturity, the corms can be alive in the next session.
  • If you live in zone 7 and 8 in the winter to protect it may lay down a surface of grass Corms should be dug before the first frost.
  • During the summer months, when the sun began to fall, the container and put it in the cloud lifted.

*Spike removes the bottom leaves. Leave the spike tip, this is part of the plants, but it’s different because it will encourage more flowers.

Gladiolus bulb (corms):

Gladiolus bulbs in botanical terminology are known as corms. A corm is a short and thickened section at the base of the plant. A layer of leaves on corm buds. The new varieties Gladioli are not cultivated from seed.

 Pests and disease:

  • They are susceptible, so the risk of plant disease and pests.
  • To reduce disease or pest problems always start with healthy corms.
  • Place planting should change it every year. If plants are yellow post-it worst – virus infection is not treated destroy it.
  • If the leaves appear unstable, flowers in bloom fail, misshapen or discolored, then this problem can be of thrips.
  • The control of thrips best way to treat the corms in storage. There are several ways, such as in cold enough to keep your corms. If the temperature is between 35 to 40 degrees F, then they will not survive.

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