James Waddick
Sun, 26 Jun 2011 11:18:55 PDT
>  >
>>	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.

Dear Diane, Jim S and all,

	Yes this seems to be true. As Jane suggested Crocosmia do 
much better if they have a 'string' of old bulbs still attached as 
they would in growth in a pot (mostly). Bare, dry single bulbs have 
never succeeded in my Zone 5/6 climate.

	Diane, Can you recommend any of Far Reaches Farm that are 
especially floriferous, easy or have other good characteristics?

	Jim - have you tried potted plants? Harder to come by, but 
worth the slightly bigger investment. A couple bulbs growing in a pot 
are much costlier than a handful of dry bulbs, but ultimately proved 
"THE IDEAL' way to get these established. I wonder if anyone else in 
Zone 5/6 has success growing these cvs? Ellen does, I am sure since I 
bought one from her.

	We have yet to get seed on Crocosmia here, but I will 
certainly try seed as soon as some appears. This may be another means 
to hardy cvs.

	Thanks to all.		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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