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Crocosmia

Post by Hamad » September 5th, 2013, 2:37 pm

Botanical Name Crocosmia
Family Iridaceae
Genus Crocosmia
Specie 13 Species are available
Local Name in Urdu N/A
Common Name Coppertip, Falling Stars
Life Cycle Perennial
Cultivar Name Around 400 Cultivars are available
Category(Bulb/Corm/Tuber/Rhizome/root) Corm
Hardiness Frost Hardy (corm get damage at -2)
Hardiness zone 06 to 10
Soil PH Tolerant
Planting Time Early Spring
Planting Depth 03 to 04 Inches (7.5cm to 10cm)
Spacing 02 to 04 Inches (like to grow in clumps)
Height 24 to 40 Inches (60cm to 100cm)
Exposure Full sun to partial shade (am sun recommended)
Flowering Time Summer to Fall
Flower Colour Red and Yellow
Fragrant Not strong fragrant but has odour
Uses Perform better in flowering beds and borders
Propagation A clump can usually be left undivided as the new corm forms above last year’s to produce a vertical chain of corms. This system ensures vigor is maintained from year to year as the old corms rot they feed the plant. If you do divide, do it in spring just as growth restarts
Difficulty(Easy/Intermediate/Hard ) Easy to Intermediate
Suitable for (KHI/LHR/RWL/ISL/PWR/High Lands) All Areas
Tips to grow Most crocosmias thrive once planted in a sunny position and they form a tight clump and produce a lot of flowers. But their habit varies greatly according to cultivar and your location. In warmer areas crocosmias tend to grow larger. But if space is limited plant a smaller crocosmia - as some of the taller ones need lots of space
Other Details Crocosmias provide branching heads of bright, sunny flowers and strong sword-shaped leaves so they provide structure and colour in the sunny border. There are hundreds on offer. But they vary in flowering times, flower colour and stature. They are all bred from South African species but despite this almost all of them are hardy and reliable in the garden - happily coming back year after year. The darker-leaved varieties tend to be less hardy however.
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Re: Crocosmia

Post by khabbab » September 5th, 2013, 5:43 pm

Anyone growing in lahore successfully?
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Re: Crocosmia

Post by Hamad Ahmed Kisana » June 18th, 2014, 11:44 am

corocsmia blooming right now in my garden.

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Re: Crocosmia

Post by khabbab » June 18th, 2014, 8:25 pm

Great. Bulbs from abroad I think. So they need dense shade in summer I see. Hamad any tips for sun exposure and planting time etc ?
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Re: Crocosmia

Post by Muhammad Arif Khan » June 19th, 2014, 6:46 am

How to beg, borrow or steal?

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Re: Crocosmia

Post by Hamad Ahmed Kisana » June 19th, 2014, 9:40 am

khabbab wrote:Great. Bulbs from abroad I think. So they need dense shade in summer I see. Hamad any tips for sun exposure and planting time etc ?
khabbab bhai there s very interesting story behind these bulbs.i got four pots of Louisiana Iris from adnan sardar in January this year.in one pot there was a clump of plants with two big bulbs and 6 small plants.i separated all plants and planted them with irisis in shade of mango tree.this site gets only one hour sun at evening.i was surprised to see when there emerged flower stalks on two mature plants. :lol: :mrgreen: till now it is my experience with them .will update their further progress.
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Re: Crocosmia

Post by Hamad » June 19th, 2014, 3:21 pm

wow Hamad they are looking stunning, mine didnt bloomed this year :( , I will save the bulbs for next year

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Re: Crocosmia

Post by Hamad Ahmed Kisana » July 22nd, 2014, 10:39 am

crocosmia is best bulb for our climate.for me they are blooming for more than a month and still healthy.

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Re: Crocosmia

Post by Umair » March 30th, 2016, 2:16 am

Aoa. Hammad Sb are they plant and forget type or do you have to take them out of soil every season and plant them again. And one more thing sunlight requirment also.
And these bulbs are now available with Adnan in three colors.

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