Gladiolus seed viability and the Saunders' book

Cody H via pbs pbs@lists.pacificbulbsociety.net
Mon, 17 Jan 2022 19:14:42 PST
I think it probably does depend on species. But I also think the seeds also
do have relatively limited viability compared to something like Calochortus
or Lilium. I had much lower germination rates with Silverhill Gladiolus
seed (multiple species) that I stored for a year (refrigerated, dry, in
plastic bags) than I did with seed I sowed shortly after receiving it.

On Mon, Jan 17, 2022 at 6:49 PM Garak via pbs <
pbs@lists.pacificbulbsociety.net> wrote:

> Hi Jan,
>
> I think one year is overly careful. I've easily germinated Gladiolus
> tristis from the EU exchange that was marked as two years old, and some
> from commercial sources that seemed a lot older. Of course it may depend
> on the species a lot.
>
> Martin
>
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> Likely zone 7a
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