Crocosmia is a fiery fall bloomer.
Buy corms now at nurseries (you may have to check several). Planting bed soil should be well amended with organic matter. Place corms about 4 inches deep and 6 to 12 inches apart, depending on how dense you want the clumps, which will spread and multiply each year. After a few years, they will seem naturalized.
These 3-foot-tall plants look good scattered through a ground cover or mixed with perennial and annual wildflowers.
Water to supplement rains as necessary. In summer, plants need only occasional water. In fall, after flowers fade and the sword-shaped leaves brown, cut them back to ground level.
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|Date:||Feb 1, 1984|
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