Crocosmia

Crocosmia bulbs

CROCOSMIA LUCIFER – RED – 12/$10 50/$40 100/$75 Available Now!
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Crocosmia – George Davison-Yellow Available Now! 12/$10 50/$40 100/$75
Code: IT118
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CROCOSMIA ORANGE -Carmine Brilliant-Available Now! 12/$10 50/$40 100/$75
Code: IT119
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Crocosmia bulbs – George Davison-Yellow Available Now! 12/$10 50/$40 100/$75
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Pronounciation: kro-kos-mia
Nicknames:            Norwich Canary, montbretia, tritonia
Family:  Iridaceae
Color:  Yellow Flowers with green foliage
Blooms:  Late Summer /Early Fall
Exposure:  Sunny warm spot
Height:  2 feet tall

George Davison is a beautiful yellow crocosmia that is shorter than the other orange and red varieties with large yellow flowers.  It is also called Norwich Canary because it was hybridized by George Henley and Sydney Morris at Earlham Hall in Norwich, Norfolk, England about 1913.  When the Greeks first discovered crocosmia in South Africa they found it smelled like saffron.

George Davidson, also known as Norwich Canary was hybridized by George Henley and Sydney Morris at Earlham Hall in Norwich, Norfolk England in 1913

When the Greeks first discovered crocosmia in South Africa they found it smelled like saffron so they named it Krokos (saffron) and osme (smell). The leaves are flat and look like swords and the blooms last a long time in the garden. Best of all we are fortunate in the Northwest to have hummingbirds that love to hang out all day in the flowers. In the Northwest we tend to call the red Lucifer Crocosmia and the orange and yellow Montbretia. The plant Montbretia was named after Antoine Francois Ernest Conquerbert de Monbret, a botanist who accompanied Napoleon on his Egypt campaign in 1798. Napoleon was responsible for bringing many African plants into Europe. The Dutch call all of them Crocosmia. Both names are used in America. Crocosmia are small bulbs with a bull’s eye side. Plant them year-round in groups of three or more in a triangle six inches apart. They bloom late summer, hummingbirds love them and they make seed pods that make great dried flowers. They multiply quickly so make sure you plant them where they have room to grow. Divide them anytime they are not in bloom and replant right away. Available Now!

CROCOSMIA bulbs ORANGE -Carmine Brilliant-Available Now! 12/$10 50/$40 100/$75
Quantity in Basket: none
Code: IT119
Price: $10.00
Shipping Weight: 0.00 pounds
pacakge:
12 for $10
50 for $40
100 for $75
Quantity:
Pronounciation: kro-kos-mia Nicknames: Carmine Brilliant, montbretia, tritonia Family:  Iridaceae  Color:  Orange flowers with green foliage Blooms:  Late Summer /Early Fall Exposure:  Sunny warm spot Height:  2 feet tall  When the Greeks first discovered crocosmia in South Africa they found it smelled like saffron so they named it Krokos (saffron) and osme (smell). The leaves are flat and look like swords and the blooms last a long time in the garden. Best of all we are fortunate in the Northwest to have hummingbirds that love to hang out all day in the flowers. In the Northwest we tend to call the red Lucifer Crocosmia and the orange and yellow Montbretia. The plant Montbretia was named after Antoine Francois Ernest Conquerbert de Monbret, a botanist who accompanied Napoleon on his Egypt campaign in 1798. Napoleon was responsible for bringing many African plants into Europe. The Dutch call all of them Crocosmia. Both names are used in America. Crocosmia are small bulbs with a bull’s eye side. Plant them year-round in groups of three or more in a triangle six inches apart. They bloom late summer, hummingbirds love them and they make seed pods that make great dried flowers. They multiply quickly so make sure you plant them where they have room to grow. Divide them anytime they are not in bloom and replant right away. Available Now!