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Cinta
Aug 1, 2012 1:58 PM CST
Anyone growing hardy glads? I met a elderly gardener and she gave me a bag of hardy glads. I thought at the time she was old and maybe did not know what she was talking about.

But my Mom always taught me to listen to my elders. I planted them and sure enough they have survived and bloomed for two years now. So she was right they are hardy.

Anyone else in zone 5 or 6 have any that are hardy for them.

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Aug 1, 2012 2:11 PM CST
WOW!! Drooling Drooling Drooling Never saw Glads that beautiful before and Hardy too!! Thumbs up
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Aug 1, 2012 2:20 PM CST
Love the colors in those glads.. Lovey dubby

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Aug 1, 2012 2:24 PM CST
Beautiful! I've never had any hardy glads.
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Aug 1, 2012 5:44 PM CST

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Have never had hardy ones either , will have to look them up.
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chelle
Aug 1, 2012 6:46 PM CST
I have 'Atom', though I think they may have suffered from the drought this year. I haven't seen them bloom yet. I've also had 'Priscilla' come back the second year without digging it.

I love hardy glads and would like to get some more of them. Thumbs up
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PollyK
Aug 10, 2012 7:20 PM CST
I have had most of the glads I planted in the last 3 years return, and look good. I'm zone 6a.
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Paul2032
Aug 10, 2012 9:28 PM CST
I'm zone 5b and the familiar glads come back after some winters...depends on how cold the winter is and the snow cover. There are some "hardy glads" but they don't look like the picture.
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PollyK
Aug 11, 2012 9:08 AM CST
No, those are definitely regular glads, not the hardy varieties.
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gardengus
Aug 13, 2012 7:36 AM CST
I am in zone 5 and was told by an old gardener that if I plant glads a foot down they will come back. Well He was right they do come back but I find the blooms significantly smaller in size and number.
I have some in the ground 5+ years now.
I do however still buy a few for the cutting garden every year, and they do not survive the winter, but they are cheep and worth the effort.
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Aug 13, 2012 7:57 AM CST
Great advice gardengus, I think I might give it a try. I tip my hat to you.
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PollyK
Aug 13, 2012 7:22 PM CST
Cinda, are you fertilizing them in the fall? I did, and they seem to be the same size.
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Cinta
Aug 13, 2012 8:39 PM CST
Polly are you saying the one I have is not hardy?

I did post for an ID on GW and a couple of people gave me a name and they are in colder zones and it is hardy for them also and they were surprised.

FYI if someone wants to try it seems to be perennial in gardens even colder than my zone..... the two were 4 and 5 zones.
They said White Flower sold it as a perennial it is Priscilla.
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chelle
Aug 14, 2012 8:47 AM CST
Priscilla is one of my all-time favorites. It's gorgeous, it usually returns, and it's not as likely to flop and grow all twisty without staking. Thumbs up

Here's a free-standing, bent and twisty Land O' Lakes growing next to Priscilla for comparison... Hilarious!
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Aug 14, 2012 9:23 AM CST
Polly
No I have not fertilized them , just never thought about it (duh!) I guess I will give it a try maybe, they will do better with some food Smiling
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Cinta
Aug 14, 2012 9:46 AM CST
chelle, yes it is a pretty Glad. I love the colors, it is a girly flower with the soft pinks and pale yellow coloring. Good bloom timing of Late July is also a plus. I planted it in front of a Deep red barberry so next year it should really pop.

I just ordered some from Mikes co-op that looks like some that other people had posted that was hardy in their zone 5. You cannot beat the price of .20 Rolling on the floor laughing
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PollyK
Aug 14, 2012 10:53 AM CST
Cinta, no I would not think that's a hardy glad. Hardy glads usually have just a few smaller flowers. Here's some hardy glads:

http://springhillnursery.com/hardy-glad-mix/p/80166/

And here's an article on the hardiness of glads:

http://oldhousegardens.com/Hardy-Glads.asp
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Cinta
Aug 14, 2012 11:53 AM CST
I can honestly say from experience is never take Springhill's suggestions as an example. Have you grown the ones from SH or saw them in person?

It seems from Old House Garden's explanation they are finding some Glads are hardy outside previous normal conditions. No doubt because of our global warming.

It seems that Priscilla, according to White Flower. can be added to the hardy list. I have had pretty good luck when they give a zone that they have at least tested the plant to be sure they are not giving bad info.

Oh well as gardening goes I guess we can never say never. All things are possible with gardening. It is fun.
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chefmike92
Aug 14, 2012 12:29 PM CST
Well I hope that the ones I ordered are better then the Springhill reviews they gat a 1 star and everyone said they didnt grow!!!

I know old time glads very well.... if you did not know every year the bulb(corm) grows and blooms THEN they grow a bigger bulb on top of it and every year they get bigger and the flower stalk gets bigger and better until some will get 2 in across. But in the Chicago area they where ALWAYS dug up old dried bulb removed dried then planted in spring for flower production.....NONE ever looked like these "hardy glads" so i think yes there are 2 different.

i think that according to new hardiness zone maps would suprize a lot of people. here in Florida i was always 8B with the new zone im in 9B/-9/C I can tell you this might be true most of the time... but i still get low freeze and frost that i cant always grow the plants for my "new zone" when planting out of zone plants there are so many things to conciser.

which side of house, how much snow cover Before the hard freeze (snow actually is an insulator) it will prevent the ground from getting to deep of permafrost with the hard hard freeze.

I would not dought that some can grow flower bulbs farther north that there called for at this time if they treat them correct.

i just hope they people that ordered from me are successful in growing them.

I planted 300 glads about 5 years ago and did not have any freeze that year and i got flowers the first year but never after that! they where reg glads i was told by a old timer Hollander that grew them for over 50 years that you must take the bulbs out of the ground and clean them and ler them rest no madder where you live. or you will not get flowers every year. one old bulb rots the new bulb and kills them,.. I dont know but last ones i planted went in to pots and im going to lift them and look this year and see what they are doing. i will be planting these "hardy glads" the same way and seeing how they act.

need to read up on them they are new to me
thanks for the link
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Paul2032
Aug 14, 2012 12:49 PM CST
I ditto what Polly said. I know several people who grow glads. I had a cousin who was president of the Utah Glad Society. He grew 1000's to sell. He grew 100's of varieties. They returned if it was a mild winter and he didn't dig. Some years if a person fails to dig their glads they will come back the next year. Other harder winters they will not. I have another cousin who orders expensive bulbs form a small hybridizer...new hybrids. He told me the other day that some years if he fails to dig them they come back, some not. "Hardy Glads" have smaller simpler flowers. Just my opinion....
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