siting giant Crocosmias

Rodger Whitlock
Mon, 14 Nov 2005 14:06:01 PST
On 13 Nov 05 at 22:07, Diane Whitehead wrote:

> I have a collection of crocosmia hybrids which have leaves
> that are about knee-high and stand up nicely.
> I also have C. masonorum and Lucifer, both of which cause
> problems. The leaves are as tall as I am, and if they were
> growing in good soil instead of my sand, they would probably
> be even taller.  They are also wide, bright green with
> prominent ribs.  Very handsome, but a real problem, as they
> don't stand up at all.  They lie over the ground, covering
> pathways and suffocating whatever is beneath,like my
> orange-leaved heuchera, which I uncovered today, leafless.
> It seems a shame to compost such healthy plants.
> Any suggestions for making them stand up?  More sun?  Corsets?

Sunlight, pure & simple: bright, strong, day-long sunlight. No 

Rodger Whitlock
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Maritime Zone 8, a cool Mediterranean climate

on beautiful Vancouver Island

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