Gladiolas or Glad’s as some people call them are a great summer bulb. Their attractiveness has diminished in the last decade or two. They were highly used as a cut flower in massive bouquets. They do not winter hardy and have to be dug and stored over the winter and planted the following year. As it is not a native and the time involved to grow them many a Gardner has chosen not to grow them.
If you grew them this year it is the time to dig them and store in a 45. degree non-lighted area. Do not let them freeze.
However, this all said they are a glorious addition to a garden and are a great cut flower. Look now for some great looking colors for next spring.
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