Crocosmia in Bloom

 

These wispy beacons of colour are attracting bees and pollinators as they shine this time of year. Crocosmia or Montbrtia can be used as specimens in the garden, accents or as cut flowers. The Crocosmia Lucifer (zone 5-9) reaches 36-48 inches while  Crocosmia x Crocosmiiflora is about 24 inches high.  Their flowers are delicate and add a tropical feel to the garden and have been blooming the past three weeks. The added beauty is that their airy form provides peaks of neighbouring foliage and flowers planted around them. The squirrels seem to ignore the bulbs when we planted them last fall – so far.  Another low-maintenance plant.

 

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