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How often should you water gladiolus?

Put a 2- to 4-inch layer of mulch around your gladioli to keep your soil moist and help prevent weeds. If you get less than 1 inch of rain a week, water your plants regularly throughout the summer. Otherwise, water them moderately when in growth to keep the soil moist.

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Besides, how long does gladiolus last?

Longer Blooming Garden Gladiolus plants bloom from 65 to 100 days after you plant them. To assure a succession of summer blooms, plant the corms every 10 to 14 days.

Subsequently, question is, what to do with gladiolus after they bloom?

  1. Cut off the flower stem at its base after all the buds have flowered and completed blooming.
  2. Water the plants weekly after blooming.
  3. Weed between the gladiolus weekly or as necessary to keep weeds from establishing in the bed.

Moreover, how much sun does a gladiolus need?

2- Where to Plant your Gladiolus: While they prefer full sun, Gladiolus will still grow well in partial shade. Gladiolus plants prefer a rich, soft soil, and plenty of water. If the soil is poor, add a little fertilizer to help stimulate growth.

How do you keep gladiolus from falling down?

How to Keep Gladiolus From Falling Over

  1. Plan your garden planting scheme before putting your gladiolus bulbs in the ground.
  2. Determine which walls and fences get adequate sun for your gladiolus' needs.
  3. Plant your bulbs, lining them up against the wall or fence in your garden.
  4. Mark off the area in your garden you would like to plant your gladiolus.

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