Peter Taggart
Thu, 30 Jun 2011 09:35:58 PDT
Hello David,
 You probably know Alison Rutherford, and it is she who cast doubt for me on
what is grown as C paniculata in the west of Scotland. However I can send
you samples of C potsii, C Lucifer, C masoniorum (I think), Mombretia and
C?paniculata/ C ?Aunt Eliza  if you wish, all sourced in Dumbartonshire/
As to spraying, I find that a *weak* solution of glyphosate is more
effective,  *repeated two or three times* at 12- 36 hour intervals without
strong sun on the wet foliage. While the plant is still expanding its leaves
as you suggest. Even so the lowest layers of corms often survive, in long
established colonies, and have to be re treated

On Sun, Jun 26, 2011 at 10:44 PM, David Fenwick <> wrote:

> Hi Peter and All,
> >>>>>Lucifer and what is loose in the West of Scotland as C paniculata-
> >>>>>which is
> probably missidentified, are not as hardy in colder parts of the UK in
> pots,
> though no trouble even in colder spots in the ground.
> Peter if you have material of anything from the West Coast of Scotland I'd
> like to be able to identify it. I'm the Botanical Society of the British
> Isles Referee for Crocosmia and responsible for the verification of any
> species of Crocosmia found growing in a wild state. Surprisingly there are
> some large errors when it comes to recording so I'd like to put things
> right
> at some point.
> David Fenwick
> 84 Roscadghill Parc,
> Heamoor, Penzance, Cornwall. TR18 3QY
> Telephone: +44 (0) 1736 448392
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