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ashley

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Gladiolus 2022
« on: February 04, 2022, 02:50:34 PM »
Gladiolus carinatus, sown Jan 2018, scented & with well marked cataphylls.

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Re: Gladiolus 2022
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2022, 06:57:37 AM »
beautiful
I seem to have 1 tiny one sprouted.

are they in a pot, in a greenhouse? and what kind of soil mix and nutrients do you use?
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Re: Gladiolus 2022
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2022, 09:17:45 AM »
Yes Véronique, they're in a greenhouse, in pots.  The wind and rain of a typical Irish winter would soon ruin them I'm afraid :)  However even under glass the low light levels attenuate their growth & probably the intensity of flower colour too.

They're grown in tall pots with oak/beech leaf mould at the bottom for some nutrients & moisture retention, with a fairly lean well-drained mix above (about equal parts loam, sand, grit).  I also feed them with an inorganic or seaweed fertilizer a few times over the season.
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Re: Gladiolus 2022
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2022, 02:31:28 PM »
That's a beauty, Ashley!
Here's Gladiolus saundersii flowering now in high summer.
I keep it dry over winter and well watered in summer.
Grown from SRGC Seedex 2018,
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Re: Gladiolus 2022
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2022, 05:27:08 AM »
Gladiolus meliusculus

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Re: Gladiolus 2022
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2022, 05:29:13 AM »
Some homegrown hybrids - huttonii x watermayerii. They are quite varied

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Re: Gladiolus 2022
« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2022, 05:31:10 AM »
Beautifully scented gladiolus carinatus - a few weeks ago

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Re: Gladiolus 2022
« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2022, 04:02:41 PM »
A hybrid Gladiolus huttonii
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Re: Gladiolus 2022
« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2022, 03:31:22 PM »
Yes Véronique, they're in a greenhouse, in pots.  The wind and rain of a typical Irish winter would soon ruin them I'm afraid :)  However even under glass the low light levels attenuate their growth & probably the intensity of flower colour too.

They're grown in tall pots with oak/beech leaf mould at the bottom for some nutrients & moisture retention, with a fairly lean well-drained mix above (about equal parts loam, sand, grit).  I also feed them with an inorganic or seaweed fertilizer a few times over the season.

Ashley, You might want to use LED Grow-lights.  They use very little electricity and can make a huge difference in plant performance.
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I am in USDA zone 8b where temperatures almost never fall below 15F -9.4C.  Rainfall 50" 110 cm + but none  June-September.  We seldom get snow; but when it comes we get 30" overnight. Soil is sandy loam with a lot of humus. 
Oregon- where Dallas is NNW of Phoenix

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Re: Gladiolus 2022
« Reply #9 on: March 18, 2022, 05:18:16 AM »
Gladiolus angustus (or carneus) and a Glad huttonii

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Re: Gladiolus 2022
« Reply #10 on: March 18, 2022, 03:01:17 PM »
Paul

Looks to be a good expample of G. angustus.



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Re: Gladiolus 2022
« Reply #11 on: March 19, 2022, 06:49:57 AM »
to get seeds, you pollinate with a brush?
I have the impression that they still need to cross-pollinate...

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Re: Gladiolus 2022
« Reply #12 on: December 07, 2022, 04:02:01 PM »
Visiting Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve in July a few years ago it was very nice to find G. merianellus (syn. G. bonaspei) which is highly restricted in its range. 
Later, to my surprise & delight, seed was offered by a well-known local (SA) source. 
Unfortunately this turned out to be G. priorii, with its distinctive scape curved outward from each leaf.  Nevertheless its flowers (under glass) are welcome here in early winter.
Over the last few nights it has tolerated temperatures down to at least -6°C. 

Gladiolus merianellus


Gladiolus priorii
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