Crocosmia Growing Guide

Planting Crocosmia

  • Plant in spring after the last frost.
  • If you cannot plant your bulbs and perennials right away, store them in a cool, dry, dark location, like a basement.
  • Plant them with the pointy end up in asunny to semi-shaded area about 8 cm (3 in) deep and 10 to 15 cm (4 to 6 in) apart.
  • Water thoroughly after planting.
  • These bulbs do best in well-drained soil.

Growing Crocosmia

  • These bulbs are very drought tolerant and only need occasional moisture when it isvery dry.
  • Plant in groups which then appear more natural.
  • This is a bold plant that can be used as a focal point in the middle or back of thegarden.

Care Crocosmia

  • These flowers last a long time as cut flowers,making them popular for arrangements and bouquets.
  • These flowers attract hummingbirds and butterflies.

Winterizing Crocosmia

  • When the plants have finished flowering, cutback the stems, but leave the leaves on even after they have died back. This will make good insulation against frost in the winter months.
  • If you grow them in a cold area, it isadvisable to cover the roots of the plant with bark chippings, to protect them from winter frosts.