Gladiolus Bulbs – Planting Bulbs

Q: Some reference books say to wait until spring to plant gladiolus bulbs and some say to do it now. Which is best?

A: Gladiolus is usually hardy in Georgia, but last winter’s prolonged cold and damp proved that this is not always true. I recommend planting in spring. In fall, dig the corms after the leaves have yellowed and store them in a cool room in a box filled with crumpled newspaper.