Gladiolus tristis (xHomoglad hybrids)

Tony Avent
Wed, 21 Jul 2004 16:11:15 PDT

	Great news on the xHomoglad.  I have heard from gardeners in zone 6b that
they were fine there, but you are continuing to push hardiness for many

At 06:40 PM 7/21/2004 -0400, you wrote:
>I was astonished to find an x Homoglad blooming here in my garden this
>spring.  I had not seriously considered planting any outside (I keep them
>in flats in a greenhouse which is "heated" to 32-35F in winter, where they
>grow beautifully and provide wonderful flowers for cutting in April and
>May); I suppose this one had escaped into the compost and thence made its
>way to the garden. Now I plan to put in a whole drift and see how they do
>here in the banana belt of upstate New York.
>Ellen Hornig
>Seneca Hill Perennials
>Oswego NY USA
>Zone 5
>Original Message:
>From: Tony Avent
>Date: Wed, 21 Jul 2004 16:59:51 -0400
>Subject: Re: [pbs] Gladiolus tristis
>	While Gladiolus tristis has been weak, but surviving in zone 7b, the
>xHomoglads have been outstanding.  Since Homoglossom is no more, I guess
>it's now a Gladglad.  In flower, we see little difference, but the vigor is
>outstanding compared to the species.  It emerges in March (despite cold
>temps) and flowers in early - mid-April.  
>Tony Avent
>Plant Delights Nursery @
>Juniper Level Botanic Garden
>9241 Sauls Road
>Raleigh, NC  27603  USA
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Tony Avent
Plant Delights Nursery @
Juniper Level Botanic Garden
9241 Sauls Road
Raleigh, NC  27603  USA
Minimum Winter Temps 0-5 F
Maximum Summer Temps 95-105F
USDA Hardiness Zone 7b
phone 919 772-4794
fax  919 772-4752
"I consider every plant hardy until I have killed it least
three times" - Avent

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