Posted by Newt on October 20, 2002 at 11:59:10:
In Reply to: moving glads posted by michelle on October 07, 2002 at 18:55:25:
: Hey there,
: I have some glads in my garden that did great this year. I inherited them from a community garden plot that I cleared after it going fallow for a year or two. Not knowing what they were when I found the corms in the ground, I just plunked them back in the dirt to see what they would do. They came up beautifully, but now I want to move them to a more appropriate long-term spot in the garden. I'm in zone 8, and I understand that glads will overwinter in our warmer climate. Question is, can I move them at this time of the year (the foliage is still green on them and standing tall). Do I just dig them up and move them, or wait for spring, for the foliage to die down, and then just move them?
The green leaves are feeding the corms for next years blooms. If you can wait until they begin to brown, you could move them then. If you can't wait, dig them now and transplant. Cut the top growth in half before planting. Mulch well.