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by tkhooper on July 13, 2006 02:16 AM
Hi all,

All of my mature glads have now bloomed. The 5 babies however have not. Will they be blooming later this year or will I have to wait until next year to see their blooms?

Thank you for your help.

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by njoynit on July 13, 2006 03:24 AM
They will likely bloom next year.But that just gives ya something to look forward too next year.I had only one glad set seeds.5 lone seeds will have to entertain me.out of the new ones I had planted....I had a batch of 12 do zipotia,they did get a case of rust though.they we're dwarfs.I just love my red/white traderhorns...even the one that bloomed upsidedown cause blew over.priscillia was pretty as well but not one had all the flowers open & was unsure why.

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by alankhart on July 13, 2006 04:22 AM
You may actually have to wait 2 more years for them to bloom...it can often take 3 years for a seed-grown gladiola to bloom.

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by tkhooper on July 13, 2006 05:21 AM
these are offsets. I think that's what you call them. The one where the bulb makes a bulblet? Does that take two years to bloom too?

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by alankhart on July 13, 2006 10:02 AM
The bulbets need to get bigger before they'll bloom...which usually takes 2 or more years. They will continue to send up foliage each year, however.

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