siting giant Crocosmias

Floral Architecture
Mon, 14 Nov 2005 09:17:42 PST
I have Lucifer in several places in my OH garden. One
that I have is growing through a peony ring (not just
the ring form but those with cross hatching to hold
everything in place). This one never flops and always
stands tall, right through winter. I'm not sure if the
birds eat the seeds or not but it is a very
architectural plant and in the winter garden I'll take
all I can get. The rings can be purchased for $10-$20
depending on size for the clump. 
The other location is on the back side of the same bed
behind some large Viburnum shrubs and it is not
staked. It falls right over into the lawn and gets
pretty shredded by those mowing. Since it is never
seen other than those mowing, I don't really worry
about it. 
One other item that would help you, dig up the clump
and plant it deeper. The strength of the soil around
the emerging stems will add support. 
Hope this helps. 

John Ingram in L.A., CA. "Your Clivia Connection"
310.709.1613 (cell, west coast time, please call accordingly. Thank you)

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