Thu, 24 Jun 2010 14:40:51 PDT
Crocosmia paniculata has grown and multiplied for me outdoors though it 
hasn't bloomed for a while.  I think this was due to dry soil and 
excessive crowding: a quite wet spring and greater breathing space may 
do the trick.  The moment of truth (July) is approaching.  I got it 
from Avon Bulbs in 1989.
Jim Jones
Lexington, MA

-----Original Message-----
From: James Waddick <>
To: Pacific Bulb Society <>
Sent: Wed, Jun 23, 2010 8:29 am
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. Waddick8871 NW Brostrom Rd.Kansas City Missouri 
64152-2711USAPh.    816-746-1949Zone 5 Record low -23F	Summer 100F 
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