Cutting Back Gladiolas - Knowledgebase Question

Somers Point, NJ
Question by RV384PM
August 19, 2000
After glads are done blooming, should they be cut back..What should I do with them.


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Answer from NGA
August 19, 2000

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You should dead head them if you did not harvest the flowers for cut flower use. Allow the stems and foliage to continue to grow. When frost knocks them down and turns them brown, dig them up carefully. Clean them and allow them to dry for several days, discard any very small or damaged ones, and then store the rest in a cool (well above freezing) dry location for the winter in a cardboard box or paper bag.

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