Crocosmia Seeds-brilliant orange-red flowers ! Native to South Africa !
Hummingbirds find brilliant orange-red Crocosmia flowers irresistible.
Crocosmia (Crocosmia Paniculata Hybrida) - Crocosmia are a popular and attractive flowering plant. Native to South Africa, Crocosmia are members of the Iris family and are easy to grow from flower seeds. Crocosmia plants grow two feet tall in a season. Tube shaped flower colors include red, yellow, orange-yellow, and orange with splotches. Crocosmia flowers bloom from July through October.
Crocosmia grow well in the flower garden and in containers on patios or decks. You should experience few problems with your Crocosmia. Use insecticide or fungicide, only if a problem occurs. Crocosmia are tough when it come to winter temperatures tolerating temperatures down to USDA Zone 5.
How to Plant CROCOSMIA Seeds
Sow seed in cell packs or flats, press into soil and barely cover. Light aids germination. Kept at 65-70Â°F., germination is erratic over a period of 21-42 days. Transplant into the garden 12-15 inches apart after all danger of frost.
Comments: Outdoor winter sowing must not be attempted. Plants prefer moderately moist soil, are deer resistant, and among the best plants to grow to attract butterflies and hummingbirds.
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