how far do I need to cut the Gladiola leaves - Knowledgebase Question

Marietta, Ge
Question by cortez9115
August 10, 2009
How low can I cut the Gladiola leaves? They are mostly dead with brown spots all over them. Iwas told that they got too much water , that was from the rainy peroid we had in April and May. I received early blooms in May and June , they are all dead now, what can I do to insure that they are healthy next spring?

Answer from NGA
August 10, 2009


You can cut them all the way down to soil level if they are mostly dead. Brown spots can indicate a disease brought about by wet weather, or could indicate damage from insects called thrips. Bayer Advanced Garden Multi-Insect Killer will control the pests. Be sure to apply according to label directions.

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