Crocosmia are moderate in height, making them perfect for both outdoor and indoor enjoyment. We suggest planting your Crocosmia bulbs in full sun or part shade sites such as borders, mixed displays, and cutting gardens. Their straight stems and unique flower forms make Crocosmia (Montbretia) the ideal choice for cut-flower arrangements and bouquets. We offer this dependable beauty in a range of varieties and colors—one is sure to meet your customers' needs. Read more information on How to Plant Crocosmia
Crocosmia Frequently Asked Questions
How to plant crocosmia bulbs?
Plant crocosmia bulbs in the spring in well-drained soil and in full sun to part shade. Plant crocosmia corms 3-5" deep and 6- 8" apart. Keep them well watered throughout the growing season. Crocosmia flowers grow 2-3' tall and bloom in the summer. Most varieties are hardy in zones 6-9.
What to plant with crocosmia?
Some companion plants for crocosmia are ornamental grasses
How long does it take for crocosmia bulbs to sprout?
Crocosmia corms usually sprout in 3-6 weeks, depending on the soil temperatures, air temperatures and other growing conditions.
Why are my crocosmia leaves turning brown?
The most common reasons for crocosmia leaves turning brown are insect pests, such as spider mites, or underwatering or drought conditions. The leaves usually turn yellow when overwatered.
How to store crocosmia bulbs?
Most crocosmia can overwinter in the ground in zones 7 and warmer. A heavy layer of mulch will protect the corms. In colder areas, the corms should be dug up the fall and stored in a cool space such as an unheated garage or basement. Avoid storing the corms where the temperatures drop below 40 degrees F.
How to lift crocosmia in the fall?
After the first light frost, dig up the crocosmia corms and brush off the dirt. The corms can be stored in a cool area such as an unheated basement over winter.