The Q&A Archives: Gladiolus in NH

Question: I want to plant glads and peonies for cutting and displaying. When should I start each to get them to bloom at the same time. I'm new at this and don't really know if these two flowers bloom at the same time.

Answer: You can certainly plant both glads and peonies in New Hampshire and they will both flourish. The glads, are of course, a 'summer only' corm. They must be dug up and stored over the winter, while the peony is a true perennial.<br><br>They will NOT bloom at the same time. Peonies bloom in the spring where glads are summer bloomers. (If you plant a peony this spring, you may get a few flowers next spring, but it will take a few years to build up the strength for a big show.)

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