Gladiolus tristis (xHomoglad hybrids)
Wed, 21 Jul 2004 15:40:28 PDT
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
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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