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Crocosmia (orange)

Genus: Crocosmia.

Species: Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora.

23 Aug 2010, picked from Hillcrest Court.

Dug them all up (1m3) in beg/March, 2016.
Gave 2 big trays to Julien, 2 to Eric.

Divide Crocosmia in spring, every 2 or 3 years.

To remove the corms without damage, dig down 30cm to avoid and gently lift

The roots form ‘chains’ of corms, which can be replanted intact or individually separated. There is evidence that maintaining the ‘chains’ intact may be the better option

Discard wizened or diseased corms and trim old leaves

Replant sections at their original depth

Some crocosmias, such as Crocosmia ‘Lucifer’ and C. × crocosmiiflora ‘Jackanapes’, produce underground stems (stolons) which can be detached, along with fibrous roots, to produce new plants.

However, it is worth noting that crocosmias flower profusely when crowded, so do not divide clumps too often – every two or three years should be enough.

Photos of this plant

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