Position - Full sun to partial shade.
Soil - Best in humus rich soil, but can thrive in poor soil.
Flow period - from spring to summer and autumn.
Flowers - red on terminal spikes.
Foliage - tall lanceolate and scaly.
Crocosmia bulbs are little hard to care for, but they are worth the effort. They like to be planted in the morning and watered in the evening. You should also plant them in well-drained soil and keep the soil moist. They can be cut back or pinched off to promote new growth. If you want to display your crocosmia bulbs for a long time, it is best to plant them in containers with a drainage hole. Love this beautiful red hummingbird bloom, with yellow to orange shaded accents.
Green, sword-like foliage above. This hardy species gives northern gardens a tropical look. It is tolerant Summer heat and humidity and popular in cut flowers or perennial borders. These little treasures reach a height of 4 feet at maturity and the bold appearance will burn this flower into your heart.
Care Note: Once planted, little care is required. Do not cut the flowers until they have faded.
Where is crocosmia native to?
Crocosmia, also called Montbretia, is a small genus of flowering plants in the iris family, Iridaceae. It is native to the grasslands of southern and eastern Africa from South Africa to Sudan.
How to Grow Crocosmia?
Grow Crocosmia in moist but well-drained soil in full sun to partial shade.
How to propagate Crocosmia?
To propagate crocosmia, lift the clumps in spring and gently separate the corms. Plant the top two corms from each string, whichever is the newest and therefore the most vigorous plant.