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Name: Linda
Omaha, N.E (Zone 5b)
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freedombel
Feb 8, 2015 3:30 PM CST
I planted this and it came up once, don`t recall what it was but so pretty I want to plant again when it is time.
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drdawg
Feb 8, 2015 3:50 PM CST
Some sort of iris? I don't grow them and my guess is probably not even close. Sorry. I know someone will pin it down for you.
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Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
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Weedwhacker
Feb 8, 2015 3:52 PM CST
I don't know what it is either, but I can't wait until someone posts that does... I want it ! Smiling
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Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
Feb 8, 2015 4:06 PM CST
Isn't that just a gladiolus?
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Name: Betty
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daylilydreams
Feb 8, 2015 4:16 PM CST
Looks like a Gladiolus to me too, in cold zones you have to dig them up and store them inside during the winter then replant them the next spring.
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Name: Ken Ramsey
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drdawg
Feb 8, 2015 4:23 PM CST
That sounds better than "iris"!
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Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
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Weedwhacker
Feb 8, 2015 4:23 PM CST
Oh, my first thought was gladiolus, too... but then Ken threw me off with the "iris" thing Hilarious!

My father-in-law always grew a bunch of glads in his garden, one time he brought me a beautiful big bouquet of them when he came over for dinner; next thing I knew there were ants all over my kitchen from the darned things Blinking (I don't remember ever having ants on them when I've grown them, so I don't know what was up with that.)
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Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
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Weedwhacker
Feb 8, 2015 4:25 PM CST
daylilydreams said:...in cold zones you have to dig them up and store them inside during the winter then replant them the next spring.


Or just buy new ones each year...
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Name: Ken Ramsey
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drdawg
Feb 8, 2015 4:27 PM CST
Sorry, Sandy. I did not mean to throw y'all a curve. I am going back out and re-pot some more orchids. I don't seem to be doing anyone any good here. Sighing!
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Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
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Weedwhacker
Feb 8, 2015 4:30 PM CST
Ken, I definitely wouldn't worry about planting gladiolus if I could have orchids !
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Name: Linda
Omaha, N.E (Zone 5b)
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freedombel
Feb 8, 2015 4:37 PM CST
daylilydreams said:Looks like a Gladiolus to me too, in cold zones you have to dig them up and store them inside during the winter then replant them the next spring.

Whoops, no wonder it never came back, I was blaming the squirrels! Thanks for the info

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Name: Betty
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daylilydreams
Feb 8, 2015 5:10 PM CST
Linda, that is why I don't grow them besides that the tall ones needed staking when I did try them one year.
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Name: Ken Ramsey
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drdawg
Feb 8, 2015 5:29 PM CST
I should at least KNOW what a gladiolus looks like! Sticking tongue out
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Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
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jvdubb
Feb 8, 2015 5:35 PM CST
I'm late but I agree gladiolus.
Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
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jvdubb
Feb 8, 2015 5:37 PM CST
Old House Gardens has some really spectacular ones!
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Feb 9, 2015 3:47 PM CST
Just a gladiolus? I have them come back every year, and yes they do have to be staked most of the time, but they have to be one of the most beautiful blooming flowers in the garden.
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Frillylily
Feb 9, 2015 3:57 PM CST
I had some glads years ago and they came back several years for me, although if i remember right, they were smaller than the first time they grew, didn't get as tall
I think you can plant them a little deeper than recommended and they over winter better that way.
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ShadyGreenThumb
Feb 9, 2015 4:04 PM CST
And a very pretty glad, too! Thumbs up
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Name: Michele Roth
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chelle
Feb 9, 2015 4:11 PM CST
Mine are about 8" deep, I think, and most have returned the past three years. Lost my lavender ones last winter, but it was an exceptionally cold one. I was really happy to see the pinks come back!
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There are also some smaller, reliably hardy glads as well.
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Name: woofie
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woofie
Feb 9, 2015 5:48 PM CST
Sorry, Larry, heh, did not mean to be disrespectful of glads. I like them, just haven't had a lot of luck with them. I grew some that were green one year and they were really neat looking; looked wonderful in bouquets. But they didn't come back. I'd like to try some of the shorter varieties and try Chelle's suggestion for planting them deeper.
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