Crocosmia, Montbretia ( Mix Color ) - 4 bulbs
Common name: Crocosmia Lucifer
Color: Scarlet red
Bloom time: June to August
Height: 2.00 to 4.00 feet
Difficulty level: easy to grow
Planting & Care
Fill your containers with good quality, well-drained soil. Feel free to mix crocosmia with other plants in the same container. Plant the corms 2"-3" deep and 8" apart. After planting, water your crocosmia generously to settle the soil around the corms.
Sunlight: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Soil: well-drained soil
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer
- Montbretia need to be crowded before they will bloom profusely, but if they get too crowded, flowering will decline.
- Crocosmias should only be divided every 3-4 years in late Autumn.
- Replant the strongest corms immediately.
Harvesting: bloom for 5-8 weeks
- Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora.
- Crocosmia are easy to grow, corm type plants that are related to the Gladiola, Iris and Crocus.
- open sequentially up the stem from July until the first frost of fall.
- A single plant can produce 8-12 stems, each with a hundred flowers that will last for weeks.
Best when planted in clumps of 12 or more. Provides color and contrast to the perennial border. May be grown in containers where lifting in winter is perhaps easier.
- the wild for local use as a food colorant or medicine.
Spider mites can cause significant damage to the foliage, and, if left unchecked, can impair normal flowering. Winter hardiness is a concern in the St. Louis area.
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