Crocosmia plants are actually a lovely group of bulbous perennials originally from South Africa and they flower through much of summer. Crocosmia plants are old cottage garden favourite, Montbretia is hardy, although some of the hybrids are less so. The plant requires light sandy soils and also a well-drained, sunny position and deep mulching for winter.

Furthermore, the corms can be planted 10-15cm apart and 10cm deep in early spring. Actually they are safe in light, well-drained soil. On heavy soil you will really need to add plenty of grit to the planting position.


Growing crocosmia in pots

This plant will grow well in pots. On the other hand be very careful with some varieties when planting with other species, as they make take over. Make sure you plant them in pots by themselves to control their vigour, and avoid competition. You can also add broken pots at the base of the container to aid drainage, and also add fertilizer regularly in other to keep the display looking good.



Crocosmia problems

Make sure you give them lots of water in the summer. Although hardiness varies according to species, you can leave them in the ground in winter, giving them good, deep mulch before the autumn frosts. In frost pockets, ensure you lift the corms in autumn and store them over winter in a frost-free place to plant again in mid-spring. With those left in the garden, dead leaves need to be cut to the ground level in early spring before the new foliage emerges.


Crocosmia bulbs for sale

Crocosmia bulbs can be purchased online. To buy Crocosmia bulbs online click here

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