Seed of 'parrot glads'

Cynthia Mueller
Sun, 20 Jun 2004 12:09:00 PDT
Seed setting of hardy gladiola ...this year two of my G. natalensis, the
parrot glad that is orange with little rust streaks on it, had seedpods.
 Most of the innards are pale brown, semi-transparent chaff, but some
have pale brown, semi-transparent edges but a small firm dark lump in
the middle.  Do you think these are really fertile seeds?  They're not
very large, but perhaps they are not meant to be.

Most glads don't seem to want to set seed here, but those that did,
even among the commercial types, were on stalks that broke over and were
hanging downwards. 

How should they be sowed?  Do they have to have chill time?

Cynthia W. Mueller
College Station, TX

P S  in central Texas, I never see seedpods on the pass-along G.
byzantinus plants.

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