Answer: As with most bulbs, the hardy gladiolus needs its foliage growing as healthy as possible to build its strength up so it can flower again. Flower quality and size depends on this, so if they are very small they may not be able to bloom next year. Digging them and replanting them so they each have ample space was a good idea and should help them bulk up faster. The year after next, you could hope to see blooms if all goes well. Make sure they are planted in a well drained location so they are not sitting in overly wet soil during wet weather or in the springtime when the soil tends to be moister naturally due to melting snow and seasonal rains. Good luck with your hardy glads!
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