Q:

How long do gladiolus bloom?

A:

The gladiolus has a bloom season from July to the first frost, according to About.com flowers expert Jamie McIntosh. Gardeners can ensure continuous blooming by planting gladiolus corms every two weeks.

Gladioli prefer full sun conditions and grow on tall spikes three to four feet high. They are annuals that can be perennials in USDA Hardiness Zones of 8 and warmer. Corms should be planted six inches into warm, well-draining soil. After their blooming season is complete, the bulbs can be uprooted, dried and stored for the next season. Gladiolus bulbs should be kept in a cool, dry location for the best results.


Is this answer helpful?

Similar Questions

  • Q:

    When do morning glories bloom?

    A:

    "The Old Farmer's Almanac" indicates that morning glories can bloom in from early summer to the first frost. According to About.com, morning glories begin blooming around July or August. The trumpet-shaped flowers typically open around dawn and last through mid-morning, but the flowers on some newer varieties last longer.

    Full Answer >
  • Q:

    When do magnolias bloom?

    A:

    Magnolias bloom during the spring season. The blossoms can be white, yellow, purple, pink or red. The blossoms are large, and each flower has several petals.

    Full Answer >
  • Q:

    How do I get orchids to bloom again?

    A:

    Orchids need a combination of bright light, proper moisture and fresh growing medium to bloom year after year. They also require pots that are large enough to let the roots expand. Gather a new pot and growing medium, and spend about 10 minutes preparing each orchid for new blooms.

    Full Answer >
  • Q:

    How do you stake gladiolus flowers?

    A:

    To stake a gladiolus flower, begin by inserting a sturdy stake (made of weather-resistant material such as bamboo) approximately six inches behind a growing gladiolus. Tether the plant's stem to the stake below the lowest ring of flowers with tied loops of a soft, flexible material like pantyhose, giving about an inch of slack.

    Full Answer >

Explore