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Crocosmia "Lucifer"

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Crocosmia "Lucifer"



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Wow! Fantastic splash of colour!

30 Aug, 2008

 

Thanx Grammazoo! Even if i went over whooly to veggies, I couldn't live without a "field" of this perennial. No effort, self-multiplies quickly, looks great, and stylish, too! I look forward to August every year just for this one!

30 Aug, 2008

 

Fiery orange, I love it.

4 Sep, 2008

 

These look great! Do you have to lift them every winter?

24 Sep, 2008

 

Hi Gillian. No, they remain in the ground permanently and are corms. I divide them very second year or so.

25 Sep, 2008

 

I must check if they would work well here or not, such a great splash of colour.

26 Sep, 2008

 

This was mentioned elsewhere by other members but, it is best to leave the dead foliage on the plants over winter, to help protect the corms from frost, snow, etc. In April or thereabouts, remove the dead leaves and flower stalks to reveal the new emerging green shoots. Good Luck with them if you decide to try them, Gillian.

29 Sep, 2008

 

It's on my list for next year!

29 Sep, 2008

 

Wow....,and wow again ! Just doesn't get any more colorful than this.

31 Oct, 2008

 

we had a large clump of these Lucifer crocosmia on our upper border, but crabgrass somehow wangled its way in amongst the corms, so we had to dig them up a few wks ago. It's a wonder they bloomed at all the past few years as the crabgrass had spread so badly! They had all multiplied many times over, tho'. However, not many of them had the new shoots on. So I just replanted the corms with the new growth visible.(after removing the crabgrass roots, of course).
What I'm wondering is, if the corms without the new shoots will grow if I re plant them. Does anyone know. I did plant a few of the corms without any new growth visible, but don't see anything appearing thru the soil yet.
Mind you, our spring weather has been cooler than usual this year.

1 May, 2009

 

I forgot to add, that the hummingbirds go crazy over this plant in our front patio area. This is why I'm hoping so much, that the corms I re planted a couple wks ago, will produce flowers again this year. They were all multiple corms, which they need to be, before they bloom.

1 May, 2009

 

Hi Alandrapal!

It is so interesting to read that this plant does so much for hummingbirds!!

My pic, above, shows clumps of the corms divided in Spring of that year, and planted out thinner. all flowered at the same time, same year. I have also inadvertently, in the past, scooped up some corms when transplanting something else, and had the crocosmia flowers appear the same summer perhaps I have been just lucky, and got a suitable cluster of corms. It is still a bit early, though! Wish I could have space and soil to grow this in my current garden! :-)

2 May, 2009



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