The gladiolus is a tuberous Plant. Flowers plants an used for Various purposes in india as well as abroad. The corm is thickended lower part of stalk,and is surround by 4-6 dry scales. These scales are the lower parts of the leaves formed during preceding growth season.When peeling them off, each scales will reveal a new bud. The buds at the top are largest and will develop first. After planting, one or more buds will form shoots.