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Name: Dave
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TennesseeDave
May 29, 2014 7:16 PM CST
Can someone tell me how soon after planting Gloriosa bulbs I can expect to see above soil level growth?
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Xeramtheum
May 29, 2014 8:13 PM CST
Probably time of year and ground temperature has a lot to do with it, but I planted the ones I got late last Summer and they made a short appearance about 3 weeks later then disappeared for the winter. Started coming back up about a month ago.
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Dutchlady1
May 30, 2014 5:05 AM CST
I agree
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luvsgrtdanes
May 30, 2014 5:29 AM CST
I'm z6, put mine in about 3 weeks ago and they just started to sprout up. It's been cool here for spring, I think they like it warm.
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Name: Elaine
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dyzzypyxxy
May 30, 2014 6:33 AM CST
Yup, I wouldn't put them in the ground or pot until it's quite warm. Then don't keep them too soggy, either.
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Name: Dave
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TennesseeDave
May 31, 2014 6:19 PM CST
Well 1 week from planting to new growth showing. Guess the weather and conditions are right. Thanks for all the responses. I was just being a nervous daddy I guess.
Name: Dave
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TennesseeDave
Jun 6, 2014 8:50 AM CST
This is a followup to my question that opened this thread. I planted these bulbs of gloriosa that I purchased from Brent and Becky's bulbs on Saturday May 24 (tomorrow will be 2 weeks). Here is there growth in that short time. That is a 22' pot and a 5 foot trellis. I am very pleased with these bulbs and the growth rate.

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Name: Elaine
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dyzzypyxxy
Jun 6, 2014 9:03 AM CST
Looks wonderful, Dave. You're going to just love them. Lots of water and fert, and I'd imagine they'll take just about full sun up there in Tennessee. If you have room you can just winter them over in that pot, too. (indoors with the EE's of course)

I leave mine undisturbed for years unless somebody wants a start. Then when I go to dig a tuber, Wow. They really increase when they're happy.
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