Planting & Care Of Bulbs: Staking
Some of the summer blooming bulbs like dahlias and tall, flowering gladioli occasionally need extra support to be able to remain erect. A plant support ring is an easy way to support plants that have weak stems. Stakes will also work for this purpose. A good practice is to actually put the stake into place at planting time to avoid accidental damage to the bulbs or tubers. If you love Glads, but do not want to stake them, then you will want to plant our Glamini Glads, which do not require staking! Plant support hoops can also be a big help to peonies who have heavy big blooms that tend to fall to the ground.