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solid swollen underground bulb-shaped stem or stem base and serving as a reproductive structure

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Native to Africa, the corm lives only one year, but as the parent corm dies, a new corm forms on the top of the old corm.
The saffron is a sterile geophyte that produces annual renewal corms and is propagated only by them [32].
magazine found that 88% of gladiolus corms left in the ground were growing well by the following spring, while only 69% of lifted corms were doing so.
By mid-October, when the foliage has been blackened by frost, gladioli and other summer-flowering corms, tubers of Tropaeolum tuberosum and half-hardy summer flowering bulbs like chincherinchees should be lifted.
Corms are planted immediately they become available, 3-4 inches apart, 2-3 inches deep although deeper is advisable if surface cultivation is likely, the corms usually pulling themselves down to their preferred depth.
Cyclamen, which are members of the primula family, develop corms which help them cope with summer drought.
To minimise damage, wire-net fruit cages and place netting over areas where bulbs and corms have been planted as well as over flowering shrubs such as magnolia and camellia.
The remainder of its growing season consist of initiation, filling and maturation of the doghter corms at the beginning of summer [8].
A blanda corms should be soaked for 24 hours before planting 6cm deep and 3cm apart in groups of 10-20 corms.
Were cannas, caladiums, dahlias, glads, tuberous begonias or any other tropical plants that grow from tubers, tuberous roots, corms, bulbs or rhizomes a part of your garden this year?
Corms should be planted 10-16cm (4-6in) deep in groups between existing plants for a wonderful late summer/autumn show.
These plants are classified as herbaceous perennials and produce fleshy, underground reproductive structures known as bulbs, rhizomes, tubers and corms.
But the corms (bulblike organs) cost only about 50 cents apiece, and they don't need chilling like spring-blooming crocus.
Robert Corms, 25, a postman from Hamilton, Lanarkshire, doesn't like credit cards and tries to avoid them.