Planting Glads - Knowledgebase Question

King, NC (Zone 7A)
Question by emailapril
February 26, 2007
A relative gave me some gladiolus bulbs this past fall. Life happening, I never got around to planting them. When would be the best time to plant these? And how far apart, and how deep do they need to be in the ground?


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Answer from NGA
February 26, 2007

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I'd take a chance and plant the glads. Depending upon how they were stored, they may be just fine and reward you with lots of summer blooms. Plant gladiolus bulbs 4 inches deep in heavy soil; 5 to 6 inches deep in light, sandy soil. For use as cut flowers, you can plant as close as eight inches apart in a row, with rows 18 to 24 inches apart. Plant in full sun for best flowering.

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