Frequently Asked Questions
|🚚 Shipping Starts:||Currently Sold Out|
|📦 Quantity per Package:||10 Bulbs|
|☀️ Light Required:||Full Sun / Partial Shade|
|🌸 Blooming Period:||Jul - Oct|
|🌱 Bulb Size:||12/14|
|↔ Planting Distance:||4"|
|↕ Planting Depth:||2"|
|🦌 Deer Resistant:||Yes|
|💐 Minimum Bulbs for Effect:||10-15|
To prepare Rik's Frizzle gladiolus bulbs for planting, follow these steps:
• Inspect the bulbs for any signs of damage or disease. Discard any that appear damaged or diseased.
• Soak the bulbs in water for a few hours to hydrate them.
• Dust the bulbs with a fungicide powder to prevent rotting.
• Prepare the planting area by loosening the soil to a depth of 4 inches.
• Plant the bulbs with the pointed end facing up and cover them with soil.
• Water the bulbs thoroughly after planting and then once a week, keeping the soil moist but not waterlogged.
• Fertilize the bulbs with a balanced fertilizer once a month during the growing season.
By following these steps, you can ensure a healthy and robust growth of your Rik's Frizzle gladiolus bulbs.
The best time to plant Rik's Frizzle gladiolus bulbs is during the spring when the soil has warmed up to at least 60 degrees Fahrenheit. This is typically between April and May in most regions, but it's important to check your local weather conditions to ensure that the soil is ready for planting.
Rik’s Frizzle gladiolus is hardy in USDA climate zones 7-10. This means if you live within this climate zone, you can plant Rik’s Frizzle earlier in the season and even leave the gladiolus bulbs year-round in the ground. In the wintertime, it is best to give them an extra layer of mulch. If you live in a colder climate, it is best to plant them when the chance of frost has passed.
Rik’s Frizzle gladiolus should be planted about 3-4 inches apart if you want that showy and full effect. When you plant multiple gladiolus bulbs next to other and space them 3-4 inches apart, they will grow into a bush. If you space them further apart from each other, you can see each individual gladiolus better.
So actually the spacing is a personal preference, as long as you don’t plant them closer to each other than 3 inches spacing, because they all individually need sunlight and enough moisture.
Plant them always in well-drained and fertile soil with full sun exposure. As the plants grow taller, staking may be necessary to prevent them from falling over. With proper spacing and care, Rik’s Frizzle gladiolus can produce tall spikes of vibrant blooms in late summer.
Rik's Frizzle Gladiolus bulbs have the potential to multiply every year, but the actual rate of multiplication will depend on several factors. Gladiolus bulbs are known for their ability to form cormlets, which are small bulbs that grow from the mother bulb. If the conditions are favorable, the cormlets will grow into mature bulbs over time, resulting in an increase in the number of bulbs.
Factors such as proper planting depth, soil moisture, and fertility, as well as adequate sunlight, can influence the rate of multiplication. It's also important to note that some cultivars may be more likely to multiply than others.
Regular maintenance, such as digging up and dividing the bulbs every few years, can also help stimulate multiplication. With proper care and favorable growing conditions, Rik's Frizzle Gladiolus bulbs have the potential to multiply every year.