Tony Avent
Wed, 23 Jun 2010 11:21:45 PDT

I'd sure look at the Wal Series from David Tristam of the UK...names like
'Walcroy', 'Walhread', and 'Walbreyes'.  They are much more compact and
don't seem to multiply so fast that they stop flowering after a season as
does C. 'Lucifer' for us.  

Tony Avent
Plant Delights Nursery @
Juniper Level Botanic Garden
9241 Sauls Road
Raleigh, North Carolina  27603  USA
Minimum Winter Temps 0-5 F
Maximum Summer Temps 95-105F
USDA Hardiness Zone 7b
phone 919 772-4794
fax  919 772-4752
"I consider every plant hardy until I have killed it least three
times" - Avent

-----Original Message-----
From: []
On Behalf Of James Waddick
Sent: Wednesday, June 23, 2010 12:29 PM
To: Pacific Bulb Society
Subject: [pbs] Lucifer

Dear Friends,
	Speaking of hellish hot weather, Crocosmia 'Lucifer' is blazing away
in this heat and humidity. Talk about flashy, brazen and 
bold !	Take a look…

	Now the admission, that it took us a couple years and losses to find
a happy place for 'Lucifer'. Our first success came with a pot of already
growing corms in foliage. All previous trials with 'dormant" (dead? Dried? )
bulbs failed. Now we have a couple of thriving clumps in full sun and
partial shade.

	We have yet to have marked success with any other cv or species. I
new plant of 'Distant Planet' from Seneca Hills (the late S. H. ) is growing
well, but no real test yet.

	Can anyone suggest other cvs or species that succeed, grow, multiply
and BLOOM in Zone 5?

	Mark Fox's Crocosmia web site has some delicious looking varieties
( (Harlequin and Rose Queen call me).

	Appreciate experience in colder climates.		Best 
		Jim W.

Dr. James W. Waddick
8871 NW Brostrom Rd.
Kansas City Missouri 64152-2711
Ph.    816-746-1949
Zone 5 Record low -23F
	Summer 100F +

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