Gladiolus -- Staking

By The Old House Web
Gladiolus require little staking if corms are planted correctly. Plant the corms three times their diameter -- a 2 inch diameter gladiolus would be planted six (6) inches deep.

However, some large gladiolus still require staking. Bamboo or plastic staking should occur at the time of corm planting to minimize damage to the developing plant and root system. Stakes should be at least three feet tall.

Tie flower stalks to the stake using old nylon panty hose or torn sheets. Two ties should be sufficient to maintain a straight stem.

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