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In early June I planted a patch of mixed crocosmia Lucifer and crocosmia Emily McKenzies bulbs. Not one has peeped through th earth yet and so I dug a bulb up to see its condition, it had gone dry and white as have others, Some have gone black. I thought they would do well where I had planted them as several established plants have found their way under the fence from my neighbours garden in th same spot. A foot to the left of th patch is a thriving honey suckle and 2 feet to the right I planted a dahlia which has shot up and is doing well. Any ideas what has gone wrong with my crocosmia? Should I try another plant/different bulbs in that location? The patch gets sun first thing in the morning and then is in shade from late morning.



Corms of Crocosmia should be planted in autumn/winter the year before they are to flower - likelihood is you bought old corms which had been out of the ground too long to start growing. You can buy them as pot grown plants, and they can be planted any time, as long as you keep them watered, so either do that, or buy fresh corms in late summer ready for planting.

13 Jul, 2010

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