Gladiolus splendens weediness

Michael Mace
Sun, 07 Mar 2010 14:33:38 PST
Paul wrote:

>> Our propagator has grown some Gladiolus splendens from wild-collected
seed, but we are concerned about its weed potential due to its growth habit
of sending stolons out from the main corm (and its ready germination).

I'm growing it in a pot in San Jose, so I can't say much about the stolons.
But the blubs haven't multiplied all that rapidly.  It may have seeded into
one other pot, and I'm not even sure about that one.

Overall, it's not nearly as aggressive as Gladiolus tristis, which in the
same period of time (five years) has seeded itself into at least eight other

My gut feeling is it's probably not a problem.

Hope that helps a bit.

San Jose, CA

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