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Crocosmia question

Posted by ruthz 8 dfw texas (My Page) on
Thu, Oct 17, 13 at 17:12

I just bought a pot of Crocosmia and would like any info from anyone growing it here. I'm hoping I have a spot with enough sun.
I don't recall seeing it growing here or seeing it for sale before.
I've wanted it for a long time and tried winter sowing seeds this year but nothing came up.


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No experience yet, but I just ordered 40 bulbs from a Facebook friend in Louisiana or Mississippi. She says to be careful because they can get invasive.


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Yes, you two, wish I had known you were looking for them. They do tend to get a little invasive. Mine are not doing well as they so desperately need dividing.


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I've had Lucifer and another smaller one before but they died out. Maybe not enough sun. this year I planted Lucifer bulbs from Costco, got great foliage then it turned brown slowly and I let it die back Hopefully it will grow and bloom and bigger group next year. What is your secret Carrie?
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Same as with my lilac, Cynthia, I ignore them (oh, not by choice, but simply because they are in an area that I don't do much work on) !! I have no idea what the variety is as they were given to me by my niece. Lin has worked to make me a "bulb" person (which I am not), so perhaps they do better with neglect. They do get water from the sprinkler and lots of sun.


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thanks Carrie
I hope they come back next year. Could be the Costco bulbs were not mature enough to flower.
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I'm not in your area, but thought I would give you an example of what you can expect. I bought 5 crocosmia 'Lucifer' bulbs on EBay in 2005. I have dug and divided them twice, replanting two plantings of 20 bulbs each time, and trading or giving away hundreds of bulbs. Last week I dug them for the third time and I know that I didn't get them all, but I got about 4 gallons of bulbs.

I'm not interested in shipping, but if you live close enough to come get some, I will be happy to share.

Jim

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  • Posted by ruthz 8 dfw texas (My Page) on
    Wed, Nov 13, 13 at 17:36

OH MY Goodness.
I wonder why I never see any here.
I'm from Georgia, and see them when I go back there.


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Ruth, I never see them offered for sale here either. The bulb companies do offer them in their catalogs and internet stores.

Jim


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Wow! Where are you going to plant them?


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Cynthia, I'm only going to replant 20 bulbs, and I'll put them back where they were, in a bed on the north side of a east/west fence. They have always done good there, and are in full sun from May through October.

Jim


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Wow! They do multiply don't they? I can't wait!


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