Diane Whitehead
Sun, 26 Jun 2011 09:47:16 PDT
On 26-Jun-11, at 9:25 AM, James Waddick wrote:

> 	2. It is ESSENTAIL to acquire new cvs actively growing in
> pots. Dormant - bare root - bulbs are doomed to fail.

Perhaps Jim just means this is essential in his conditions.  I once  
bought a bag of mixed Crocosmia - one of those bags hanging on racks  
in the garden centre, with a colourful picture on the front.  They  
grew - too well.  Spread widely.  Seldom  flowered.

I decided "mixed" was not a good idea, so read up on new named ones in  
the UK and decided to buy some next time I went over.

Before leaving home, I dug up some corms, scrubbed them and left them  
sitting in an envelope for a week or so, then checked to see if they  
would grow.  They did, so I felt confident in buying some in the UK.   
which I would have to bring back cleaned.  They do well here as long  
as they are watered regularly in summer.

Any of you in the U.S. can buy them from Sue Milliken and Kelly Dodson  
at Far Reaches Farm in Port Townsend, Washington.

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

More information about the pbs mailing list