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Crocosmia

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kroh-KOZ-mee-ah
Description

Sword-shaped leaves; excellent cut flower; prefers well-drained soil.  Plant to a depth of 5 in. (12.5 cm).  Semi-hardy, injured below 28 degrees F (-2 degrees C).  This plant is seldom damaged by deer.

Cultivars:
  • 'Jenny Bloom'
  • 'Lucifer'
  • 'Meteor'
  • 'Red King'
Tags:
#corms#cut flowers#well-drained soil#bulbs#deer resistant#summer bulbs
Cultivars:
  • 'Jenny Bloom'
  • 'Lucifer'
  • 'Meteor'
  • 'Red King'
Tags:
#corms#cut flowers#well-drained soil#bulbs#deer resistant#summer bulbs
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Crocosmia
    Family:
    Iridaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Bulb
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Division
    Bulb Storage:
    Store corms in peat or vermiculite at 35-41 degrees F(2-5 degrees C)
    Dimensions:
    Height: 2 ft. 0 in. - 3 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 0 ft. 4 in. - 0 ft. 6 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Bulb
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Available Space To Plant:
    Less than 12 inches
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Orange
    Red/Burgundy
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Good Cut
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Sword-shaped leaves
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Attracts:
    Hummingbirds
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer