Glad bulbs in Container - Knowledgebase Question

Kearney, MO (Zone 5B)
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Question by boxerluv2
October 10, 2005
I'd like to plant glad blubs in a container. How big and deep should this container be?

Answer from NGA
October 10, 2005
Gladiolus needs a large container so that the soil can be kept evenly moist during the growing season and so that there is enough soil volume to support a stake for the stem. Depending on the variety you plant, a larger type might need a two gallon container in order to give enough depth for the support stake, or you could plant a dozen, say, in a half barrel. Keep in mind, too, that glads are not winter hardy so would not be planted until spring. I hope this helps.

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