Crocosmia And Hammock Chair

Crocosmia: Beautiful Inside or Out

Right now my garden is alight with the fiery glow of crocosmia–the smaller orange  ‘Emberglow’ and the taller red ‘Lucifer’.  I’ve planted the of the corms in clumps around the back patio, bordering the back of the front potager, and interspersed wherever I find a space that needs some cheering up.

 Crocosmia also puts on quite a show when it’s in bloom, attracting a constant stream of bees, hummingbirds, and butterflies to entertain you.  It is such a prolific perennial that some gardeners shy away from it.  I just enjoy the many blooms and when they are through, I’ll give a clump to a neighbour or friend.  And if you want to thin them out a bit, well, they make great cut flowers as well.

For more detailed information on crocosmia click here.



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About the Author : StephanieAn artistic gardener aiming to feed the body & soul through an urban potager garden & a community veggie plot in Vancouver.View all posts by Stephanie

  1. meemsnyc
    meemsnycJuly 30,10

    Crocosmia is gorgeous! I’ve never heard of this flower, but I’m loving yours!

  2. Priscilla Prince
    Priscilla PrinceJuly 30,10

    Absolutely gorgeous! Your garden looks very relaxing, the blooms are soothing. Beautiful home!

  3. Crafty Gardener
    Crafty GardenerJuly 30,10

    The Crocosmia is very pretty and looks lovely in the tall vases.

  4. melanie watts
    melanie wattsJuly 30,10

    You garden looks great Stevie.

  5. Laura
    LauraAugust 1,10

    I’ve been drooling all over these this year! Is crocosmia a fall bulb?

  6. SwimRay
    SwimRayAugust 4,10

    OK. Don’t rub it in – my Crocosmia died after one year.

  7. Raeann
    RaeannAugust 5,10

    Your Crocosmia is lovely! Mine has finally died out after many, many years. But behind our barn we have a compost heap. A gardening friend brings debris from his garden and yard to dump there and evidently tossed some Croc. bulbs in it. We have the loveliest compost heap around! ;~P

  8. leavesnbloom
    leavesnbloomAugust 28,10

    That border is so beautiful with the crocosmia’s. I think they are a great addition to the late summer border. I love they way you have them placed on each side of the mirror aswell.

  9. Pat Kent
    Pat KentOctober 9,10

    This plant is really beautiful. We live in Nova Scotia Canada, would this plant be OK for this region?

  10. Stevie
    StevieOctober 11,10

    Sorry, Pat, I don’t really know how it would do in NS. What zone are you? Crocosmia are considered hardy in temperate winters.

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