Diane Whitehead
Mon, 01 Aug 2011 20:19:29 PDT
Jane was growing some on a mountainside.  Some are tender, even here  
on the coast.

And they need to be watered in summer if you try to grow them along  
the Pacific coast.

Diane Whitehead
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
cool mediterranean climate
moderate dry summers, moderate rainy winters
68 cm rain (27 in)

On 1-Aug-11, at 12:20 PM, James Waddick wrote:

> 	I'm a little surprised that Jane had trouble at her former
> garden, but it may also reflect this need for growing bulbs to get a
> good start.
>> In my former garden at a higher elevation I couldn't grow many
>> Crocosmia hybrids. Only 'Lucifer' was reliably winter-hardy (on my
>> new home's road, there's one front garden with an absolute hedge of  
>> it).

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