Posted: 22/10/2012 at 19:20
I grow a lot of un-named Orientalis in one bed. My Nigers in pots as they just dont like my soil, but are very happy now! My Ashwoods are in a separate bed. Agree that singles are better, but have the odd double.
The Corsican types can get very big IME & will need some support, but are still good & the flowers last a good while.
Dont like the black ones at all.
Each December I remove the foliage off all the orientalis & Ashwoods- NOT the Corsican otherwise you will lose the flowers. You will be able to see the emerging flowers stems in the crown of the plants. They then get a good mulching of my compost.
The Nigers just get the tatty, dying foliage removed & also get some mulch.
Berghill, thx for the tip re keeping things very moist. Have some seedlings to move. J.