Crocosmia

Crocosmia species and cultivars flower from the early summer into the autumn and give eye-catching displays above elegant sword-shaped leaves.  Crocosmia are easy to grow and will tolerate a wide range of soils, avoid waterlogged or exceptionally dry.  Site in sun or partial shade. They have few pests or diseases.  Some gardeners perceive them as invasive similar to the naturalized Mombretia growing in the south and south-west of England but the vast majority of them and the ones we sell are clump-forming and do not spread too energetically.  We recommend planting the corms about 4” (10cms) deep – below possible frost penetration level in most areas of the UK (the corms will die if they freeze).  Don’t worry if new leaves emerge in the Spring and then are frosted, more new ones will appear.  If the corms become too congested over the years, lift the clump during the autumn, divide and replant..  Please note that some of the crocosmia are now putting up tall flowers spikes and these may have to be cut off before dispatch.

 

October 2020: we are now lifting our crocosmia corms and all the crocosmia corms listed below are available bar-rooted; please ignore the 'out of stock' - this refers to corms in pots.  They are priced at 3 for £3.00 plus P&P £3.50 (flat rate for any number purchased).  They will be dispatched by Royal Mail second class in a padded envelope or box.  Each order will have a note enclosed about planting and caring for crocosmia corms.

If you would like to purchase any please email me  and let me know variety and number of corms you would like and I will send you an invoice for payment by card or you can contact me (01208 872291) and order and pay by phone.

Any questions please don't hesitate to contact me.

copyright 2020 Ricky Winton & Sarah Wilks

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Sarah Wilks and Ricky Winton, ProperPlants

Penknight

Lostwithiel

Cornwall PL22 0JD.

Tel. 01208 872291