Tips For Growing Gladiolus
- Gladiolus look best planted in dense groups. They not only look better en masse, but they also support each other as they grow.
- They propagate by corms, which are similar to bulbs in many ways. They have a bottom (basal plate) that will sprout roots and the top side with one or more growing points.
- Gladiolus bloom for about two weeks, so many gardeners plant sections of Gladiolus at two-week intervals to extend the flower season.
- Cut flowers as you like, but be mindful not to cut too many leaves, as the leaves feed the new corms.
Light: Plant them in full sun, in the spring, when the soil has begun to warm.
Soil: Well-drained soil is a must, as Glads don’t like soggy feet.
How To Plant Gladiolus
- Following the recommendations on your package, simply dig holes at the suggesting spacing.
- Plant the corms 6-7 inches deep and about 6" apart. We recommend using at least 12 corms per planting. When planting, place the root side down and growing points up.
- Water well and water periodically as growth progresses.