Gladiolus: How hardy outdoors?

Diane Whitehead
Tue, 17 Sep 2002 01:04:06 PDT

The only gladiolus I have growing outside so far is the rhizomatous 
G. papilio which has thrived each year of the many years I have grown 
it.  I have it in an irrigated part of the garden, of course, having 
finally learned that I was killing all the hardy South African plants 
by thinking they required dry summers.

Diane Whitehead  Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
maritime zone 8
cool mediterranean climate (dry summer, rainy winter - 68 cm annually)
sandy soil

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