Red Flowered Bulbs--TOW - Crocosmia

James Yourch
Fri, 18 Jun 2004 10:21:59 PDT
Hi all,

I also grow Crocosmia 'Lucifer' in my central North Carolina garden.  The
flowers are nice and the hummingbirds love them, but here the foliage is a
bit floppy, is subject to spider mite attacks during hot, dry weather, and
it can spread a little too fast.  A better form in my garden which is not
floppy, spreads slowly, and has been more resistant to spider mites is the
yellow flowered 'Jenny Bloom'.  I know this is a red flowered TOW, but we
seem to have gone off into Crocosmia, so I hope nobody minds me mentioning
this superior yellow form.

Here is a commercial link to Jenny.  I am not associated with this business,
although I do know the owner and have been a happy customer for many years:…

There does not seem to be a page on the Wiki for Crocosmia.  Would you like
me to make one and post photos of 'Lucifer' and 'Jenny Bloom'?  Both should
start blooming here in the next week or so, so you won't have to wait long.

Jay Yourch

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