... growing and hybridizing all kinds of plants in zone 6b Maryland since the 1980's.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

'Red Majesty' Gladiolus

I wanted some fire-engine red glads to try forcing for early bloom, to use for a mixed pollen experiment I've been planning. I found these 'Red Majesty' at the local Home Depot store and bought three boxes.
I was surprised to find that the corms are purple tinted - pretty cool looking!
 I wanted blooms to open late April into early May, so figuring 90-100 days back I started the first batch Jan 26. Saw the first sprouts coming above the soil line yesterday. I hope I've got it timed correctly. We'll see!

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