How to grow Crocosmia

Crocosmia growing herbaceous geophyte of the genus Crocosmia also known as Coppertips or Montbretia, Crocosmia perennial evergreen or deciduous plant, used as ornamental plant and can be cut flower, can grow in subtropical, temperate or mediterranean climate and growing in hardiness zone 6-10a and possible with right care in hardiness zone 10b.

Leaves color green in sward shape.

Crocosmia flowers

Flower color red, orange, yellow in tubular round shape with 6 petals, flowers grow on stems and mostly open one after the other that the one in the top open last.

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How to grow Crocosmia growing and care:

Slightly acid, rich soil, moist soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Corms (also known as bulbs) / Seed

Bulbs care:
Usually when take the bulbs out of the soil better keep in dark and cool location

Is it necessary to use vegetative reproduction?
No, but easier

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Sensitive above 40C (104F)

Planting season:
Spring to summer on hardness zone 6-10a and autumn to spring in hardiness zone 10b

Transplanting instruction:
Transplanting in the winter when the plant mostly go to dormant the moist important part it’s the corm, better to cut part of the roots and the leaves.

Pests and diseases:
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Pruning season:
Winter in hardiness zone 6-10a, autumn to winter in hardiness zone 10b

How to prune:
Dead leaves and bloom stems and when grow as deciduous cut all above the soil

Size of the plant:
30-120cm, 12-48 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full sun / Half shade (will bloom less) in hardiness zone 10b or when the temperature go above 40C (104F) better to plant it less than full sun.

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?
No

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Yes, when growing in container the plant (with one bulb can grow in 5L (1.3 gallon), well-drained soil and better to use potting mix or something similar, every few need to check the soil that it’s still viable and if not take care of the soil by washing the old soil and put new, but in order to get flowers after a lot years need to check that the roots system not fill all the planter, if it’s full need to reduce that amount of plants or to increase the size of the container

Blooming information

Bloom season?
Spring / Summer

General information about the flower:
Tubular flowers in colors red, orange, yellow in round shape with 6 petals, flowers grow on stems and mostly open one after the other that the one in the top open last

Scientific name:

Crocosmia

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