This is the journal of my endeavours to grow a range of fruit, veg and flowers from seed, grow organically, and my attempts to create a personal paradise with 1/2 acre of maintained gardens and 1/2 acre wild meadows.Northern Ireland's average daily high temperatures are 18 °C (64 °F) in July and 6 °C (43 °F) in January.Soil type: Clay
Thursday, 7 October 2010
Crocosmia flowers - reproduce like rabbits
Crocosmia are an Autumn favourite! I was never a fan of their orangy colour however as they multiple around the garden they grow on me.
Their features are...
perennial bulb (easy to divide & multiply)
variety of colours available - bright red, yellow or orange
spiky tall leaves provide interest
good height, 3-4 feet tall
good mixed in flower beds
easy & reliable (don't even need deadheading)
And... the colour orange goes with anything, right?!?!
Variety: Crocosmia. Flowers: August to October.
Crocosmia (centre) pictured with perennial Aster (left) with deep purple flowers and annual Nasturtium (bottom right).