Crocosmia paniculata - 'Cally Sword' (Crocosmia)
Crocosmia paniculata Description
Crocosmia is a useful herbaceous plant in a mid border location, where it will provide a useful splash of late summer colour.
Crocosmia paniculata - Cultivation Notes
Crocosmia should be planted as a potted plant or corm - ideally in autumn - in any moist but well drained soil in full sun or part shade. Remove flower heads after flowering and trim back foliage in winter. Mulch in winter to protect corms and divide every 3-4 years / replant. Plant deep to protect corms in colder areas.
Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage
Weaknesses of Crocosmia paniculata
Design & Plant Use for Crocosmia paniculata:
- Does not tolerate very dry or very wet soils
- Summer flowering plant suitable for drift planting
- Summer flowering herbaceous plant suitable for border planting
- Ideal for informal cottage garden style planting
Crowcosmea, Crocosmea, Crocusmia, Crowcomia