glads - Knowledgebase Question

Lake Stevens, Wa
Question by ritaschnepp
December 4, 2009
My glads still have their tall green tops on them. Should I cut them to the ground? I had planned to leave them in their planter to bloom in the spring. Any ideas are appreciated.

Answer from NGA
December 4, 2009


As the weather gets colder the tops will die down on their own. I'd just leave them alone for now. If you cut the stems the corms will get the wrong message and try to grow again to replace the lost foliage. If you allow frost to kill the tops back, the corms will get the signal it's time to rest for a few months. Just be patient and cut the dead stems down when they are crispy brown. Good luck with your glads.

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