James Waddick
Wed, 23 Jun 2010 09:28:52 PDT
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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