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Crocosmia  (Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora)

For Harli - these are on the bank of our stream mixed up with a herbaceous Clematis, but others grow happily in different areas of the garden.



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Hey Majeekaheads given me some of these WOW how super :)

20 Mar, 2008

 

Lovely crocosmia. I planted some last year and they didn't do very well. I think it was the heat. I think I can see them coming through now, and if so they look as if they have increased considerably, so I have hopes for this year.

20 Mar, 2008

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I have this one and I also have a beautiful yellow one called 'Honey Angels' which is worth having for the name alone!!

20 Mar, 2008

 

Sid - do you know its name? I just call it 'the ordinary one' but it must have a proper name?

20 Mar, 2008

 

I've read that they really hate being moved.

21 Mar, 2008

 

Hi Dio - no, I just dig some up and move them with NO problems at all! They are only growing from corms, so the best time is when they are dormant but I have split a clump while they were in strong growth.

21 Mar, 2008

Sid
Sid
 

Hi Spritz - I must admit, I didn't know the species name, but I've looked it up. It seems that most garden varieties are officially referred to by the genus (Crocosmia) and the variety alone, i.e. no species name used. However, it does give Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora (C. aurea x C. pottsii) known by the common name of Montbretia and the description sounds just like 'the ordinary one'. I suspect a lot of illicit plant breeding has gone on with this plant, leaving the genetics all mixed up, which is the only reason I can think of why no species name is used...?

21 Mar, 2008



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