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Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora

Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora
Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora
Norwich Canary

Family iridaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z6-9)
Flowers red (summer)
Size 4'
Light sun
Cultural notes ordinary garden soil
From seed germinate at room temperature
detailed seed-starting info below

We thought we had lost this plant a few years ago (we had, in its main patch), so I was delighted to see this plant had returned to bloom, from a small division set in a different garden area. The cultivar 'Lucifer' is one of the most brilliant reds in our garden. I've also grown a couple of yellow varieties, shown on this page. 'Norwich Canary' has clear yellow flowers springing from orange buds, while 'George Davidson' has a brassier tone.

Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora
George Davidson
Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora
'George Davidson' contrasting nicely with Liatris spicata

This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...

Seed for this plant is included on my seed trade list

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from '04 garden. Baggy 70F (40%G, 11-20d)
  2. Seed from '05 garden. Baggy 70F (30%G, 13-21d)
  3. Seed from NARGS '11/'12 exchange. Baggy 70F (16%G, 10-12d)
  4. Seed for 'Lucifer' from HPS/MAG '14/'15 exchange. Baggy 70F (57%G, 10-45d)

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