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Crocosmia As An Attractant

Posted by harryshoe z6easternPA (My Page) on
Thu, Aug 1, 13 at 12:44

On impulse, I bought a Crocosmia "Lucifer" from a local nursery. I wasn't even thinking Hummingbird at the time.

It didn't take long for my regular hummer(s) to find it. The Crocosmia is visited as much as my Black and Blue Salvia.

I don't hear much about this plant here. Has anyone else had luck with Crocsomiia?

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RE: Crocosmia As An Attractant

Mine don't get used as much as the B&B, but they do get used. I have Lucifer, Emberglow and Little Redhead.

RE: Crocosmia As An Attractant

they were at Emberglow soon after i put it in the back yard

RE: Crocosmia As An Attractant

Crocosmia is well-liked by hummers in my garden. When it blooms is usually when I see my first Black-chinned Hummingbirds of the season and it hits full bloom about the time the Rufous Hummingbirds start to migrate south for their fall migration.

Male Black-chinned getting ready to dive into my clump of Crocosmia 'Lucifer'

Black-chinned Hummingbird nectaring at Crocosmia 'Lucifer' flowers


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