Gladiolus splendens weediness

Fri, 26 Mar 2010 00:53:34 PDT
Bonjour Paul,
 Also a bit late:  Gladiolus splendens indeed spreads well by stolones, but 
is in no way an invasive thread.  The mother bulb seems not to survive very 
long. I regluarly find it reppearingin our nursery . Again yesterday  when 
showing around a group of visitors we had a lovely surprise to see its 
beaitful coral red flowers in a most unexpected place.
 Kind greetings 
Lauw de Jager
South of France

-----Original Message-----
From: Paul Licht <>
To: Pacific Bulb Society <>
Cc: meghan Ray <>
Date: Sat, 06 Mar 2010 20:26:49 -0800
Subject: [pbs] Gladiolus splendens weediness

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 wonder if any others in our coastal Bay Area California 
climate have observed any spreading of this plant. The issue of 
invasiveness always concerns us when planting out new material.

Paul Licht, Director
Univ. California Botanical Garden
200 Centennial Drive
Berkeley, CA 94720

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