This is my first year and have some beautiful flowers but noticed today that a few tops are kinda shriveling up and look wilted. Not sure if it is a bug but don't see any. Is there something I can use to spray if there is a bug? Is it maybe too little water? I water them everyday but was gone for two days and it was in the 90's. Would that have done it? Only about 8 out of 35 are doing this. Please help!
Admire your farming skills - my scattered gladioli survived the 2017-2018 harsh winter but not all flowered; I'd love to dig them up and just replant them more closely together in my yard for next year. Any suggestions on the "how" and "when" to do this chore? Thanks in advance.
My glads all seem to streaks of white in the blooms. They are not all the same color. What can I do next year to prevent this?
I'm shopping for glads, I'm in OKlahoma, zone 7, are they hardy enough to stay in ground through winter with possibly some mulch ( straw, compost) and how long will they bloom thru out the summer?
Hi Ida, I am not completely knowledgeable about other planting zones, but you may be able to keep them in the ground with some mulch. In that case, though, I don't know when they would bloom. I stagger plant mine so that they keep coming all summer long. Each bulb blooms once although many will send up two stems and have two flowers.
I planted several bulbs late spring and all that grew was the stalks. I never got any flowers from them. I live in Mo. near Stl. Any thoughts?
Hi Don, You may get flowers yet. I just got my first few and I planted them in early May. Don't give up yet! They come fast when they come.