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    Explore the Crocosmia collection - Spring Flowering bulbs

    Our easy-to-grow Crocosmia bulbs produce magnificent, fiery blooms in a range of vibrant hues, including reds, oranges, and yellows. These beautiful perennials will not only attract pollinators like butterflies and hummingbirds but also provide eye-catching visual interest throughout the spring and summer months. Plant our Crocosmia bulbs in well-drained soil and enjoy the dazzling display of sword-shaped foliage and arching stems adorned with star-shaped flowers.

    Perfect for borders, containers, and cut flower arrangements, our Crocosmia bulbs are sure to be a welcome addition to any garden or landscape.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    To plant Crocosmia bulbs, first choose a well-drained location in your garden with full sun to partial shade. These plants prefer fertile, slightly acidic soil, so amending the soil with organic matter or compost before planting can be beneficial. Plant the bulbs about 2-3 inches deep and 6-8 inches apart, ensuring that the pointed end is facing upward.

    Water the newly planted bulbs thoroughly to settle the soil around them. Continue to water regularly during the growing season, especially in dry conditions. Planting Crocosmia bulbs in the fall will result in beautiful spring blooms, but it's essential to protect the bulbs in colder climates by lifting and storing them during winter months.

    Crocosmia bulbs generally flower from late spring to early summer, although the exact timing depends on the specific variety and local climate conditions. The plants produce arching stems covered in brightly colored, trumpet-shaped flowers that last for several weeks.

    They usually continue to bloom throughout the summer months, providing a stunning display of long-lasting color and interest in your garden. The flowers are particularly attractive to pollinators such as butterflies and hummingbirds, making Crocosmia an excellent addition to a wildlife-friendly garden.

    Crocosmia bulbs are considered hardy perennials in USDA zones 5-9. This means they can withstand winter temperatures as low as -10°F. However, in colder climates (zones 4 and below), Crocosmia bulbs should be lifted and stored indoors to protect them from freezing temperatures.

    After the foliage has died back in the fall, dig up the bulbs and allow them to air dry for a few days. Store them in a cool, dry, and dark place, such as a garage or basement, in a container filled with peat moss or vermiculite.

    Crocosmia plants are relatively low-maintenance and easy to care for. They require well-drained soil and regular watering during the growing season to thrive. Adding a layer of mulch around the base of the plant can help retain moisture and suppress weeds. To encourage continuous flowering, remove spent blooms by deadheading as they fade.

    After the foliage has died back in the fall, cut it back to the ground. In colder climates, lift and store the bulbs to protect them during winter months. If the plants become overcrowded, divide the clumps every few years in the fall or early spring for better growth and flowering.

    In colder climates (zones 4 and below), it is essential to store Crocosmia bulbs properly during the winter months to ensure their survival. To begin, wait until the foliage has died back and turned brown. Carefully dig up the bulbs, taking care not to damage them. Gently shake off any excess soil and remove any dead foliage. Allow the bulbs to air dry for a few days in a well-ventilated area to prevent mold and rot.

    Once the bulbs are dry, place them in a container filled with peat moss or vermiculite to provide insulation and protection. Make sure the container has a lid or cover to keep out any pests. Store the container in a cool, dry, and dark place, such as a garage or basement, with a consistent temperature of around 40-50°F (4-10°C). Check the bulbs periodically throughout the winter for any signs of mold or decay, and remove any affected bulbs immediately to prevent the spread of disease. In the spring, when the soil has warmed and the threat of frost has passed, replant the bulbs in your garden or containers for another season of vibrant blooms.

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