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Author Topic: Gladiolus fistulosus seed #1800  (Read 2482 times)

Diane Whitehead

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Gladiolus fistulosus seed #1800
« on: March 17, 2008, 01:52:21 AM »
I have a packet of seeds from the SRGC seed exchange that looks
completely unlike any gladiolus seeds I have seen.

They are tiny. I just scraped some poppy seeds off my bagel to
compare them, and the poppy seeds are bigger.

Could these seeds really be Gladiolus fistulosus?
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Re: Gladiolus fistulosus seed #1800
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2008, 06:53:01 PM »
I wouldn't have thought so, Diane  :P  Is there any doubt as to which number is actually written on the packet?  Sometimes handwritng leaves quite a bit to be desired and it can be  hard to tell just what the number IS meant to be, I have found  :-[ :-\
For instance, number 1300 is digitalis seed  ::)
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Diane Whitehead

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Re: Gladiolus fistulosus seed #1800
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2008, 10:36:52 PM »
Here's the number on the packet.
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Re: Gladiolus fistulosus seed #1800
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2008, 11:11:41 AM »
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Here's the number on the packet.
Hmm! so much for mytheory, then  :P :-[     Must just be a good going mistake, I suppose.  :-X
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Re: Gladiolus fistulosus seed #1800
« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2008, 02:40:16 PM »
Diane, Your seed as described would NOT be any Gladiolus species. I say this with 120% certainty.
so many species....so little time

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Re: Gladiolus fistulosus seed #1800
« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2008, 07:51:12 PM »
OK.  I'll sow it today and report  back.  Who knows how many other puzzled recipients of No. 1800 there are who will be spared uncertainty.
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