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G87-852 Growing Gladiolus, Amy J. Greving Jan 1987

G87-852 Growing Gladiolus, Amy J. Greving

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

The gladiolus is as beautiful as it is easy to grow. Planting, culture, care, insects, and disease are discussed in this NebGuide.

Gladiolus are one of the most popular flowers for garden use, and are easy to grow. The plants, ranging from two to six feet in height, have sturdy sword-shaped leaves and produce flower spikes with trumpet-shaped florets borne in double rows.

A member of the iris family, gladiolus have great diversity of flower color and shape. Flower shapes range from those with plain petals to those that are deeply ruffled and cut. The colors cover the spectrum and ...


G87-828 Growing Perennials, Don Steinegger, Anne Streich Jan 1987

G87-828 Growing Perennials, Don Steinegger, Anne Streich

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Planning, soil preparation, and maintenance are necessary in growing a perennial garden of color and interest throughout the growing season.

Herbaceous perennials are non-woody plants that live two or more years under local conditions. The above ground parts of these plants are generally killed to the ground by frost in the fall, but the roots and/or underground parts live through the winter. Growth is renewed and the cycle begins anew in the spring.

While perennials do not require yearly replanting, they still require regular maintenance. For best results, a proper site analysis, soil preparation and routine maintenance are necessary ...