What about Crocosmia

Joe Shaw jshaw@opuntiads.com
Thu, 21 Jun 2007 15:56:49 PDT
Hi Gang,

I have some sort of Crocosmia; I think it is Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora 
(Montbretia).  It has been in bloom for about a month and is a very common 
plant in this part of the world (greater Houston area).  It is vigorous, and 
the flowers are screaming orange.

I've heard there are redder versions of Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora, and even 
yellow forms.  Anyone out there want to trade for a few of the orange corms?

How about regular Crosmia species, are they tolerant types that don't mind 
too much rain?  I've read that Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora is invasive, and 
perhaps it can be in some situations.  However, in my yard it grows 
shallowly and is easily controlled by weeding it once a year.


Conroe TX
A wonderfully fragrant, darker-than-Ellen-Bosanquet Crinum is blooming this 
week.  I don't know the ID. 

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