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21/03/2014 at 17:58

Why are our crocosmia not flowering we have divided them up 3 years ago and have had only one flower they look healthy enough in a deep bed with the sun on them for 80% of the time soil is nuteral.

Pete

21/03/2014 at 18:20

Awkward b...  .s crocosmia, at least for me. Lots of leaves but on some, especially Lucifer, little flower power.

That wasn't much help was it but I sympathise

21/03/2014 at 18:34

Peter..........for me, .they like a shallow soil..........maybe that is the problem?

21/03/2014 at 18:39

Peter,if this is their third year since dividing they might this year flower well.  They grow everywhere here but I think sun and good drainage are important.  I would give them a generous application of fish blood and bone lightly tickled in.  Careful you don't damage new shoots

22/03/2014 at 15:30

Bit of a tangent, but why are the corms of a Crocosmia so expensive, especially when it is so prolific and spreads everywhere so easily?  They can be as much as £5 for 5 corms.  Quite shocking really.

22/03/2014 at 15:49

Tim....I could think of other similar plants that are vastly over priced.  

Edd
22/03/2014 at 16:00

Its part of the Saffron Crocus (Crocus sativus) family (i think) and you know how expensive that is.

22/03/2014 at 16:06

a friend's grandad told me to put tomato feed on everything for flowers-worth a try?

22/03/2014 at 16:12

20 mixed Crocosmia bulbs in Poundland for the grand sum of £1

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