Gladiolus seed viability and the Saunders' book

Laura Grant via pbs
Mon, 17 Jan 2022 16:15:58 PST
Hi Jan,
I just sprouted Gladiolus saundersii by floating in warm water until I
could see a radicle. It took about a week.  I changed the warm water
several times a day.
I found some glad seeds take longer than others, but this may have
something to do with the age of seeds.
Laura Grant
Niagara, Canada

On Mon, Jan 17, 2022 at 6:51 PM Jan Jeddeloh via pbs <> wrote:

> I’m planning to offer some gladiola seed as a special seed exchange (like
> with the calochortus).  Our wiki says the seed is only viable for a year or
> so.  What are the members’ experience with gladiola seed viability and what
> does the Saunders’ book have to say on the subject.  I assume they address
> cultivation somewhere in their book.  I have a copy on order but that’s
> obviously of no use right now.
> Thanks,
> Jan Jeddeloh
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