Shire Wild Bulbs and Nursery
Iridaceae Crocosmia

Crocosmia

A small genus of 8 species, 7 of which are summer growing with 1 winter growing species.  Crocosmia make excellent garden plants, producing mass displays of orange or red flowers in summer. They enjoy well-drained, slightly acid and compost-rich soil, although they even grow well in clay soils. All species enjoy full sun except for C.aurea which prefers shade. Summer species need regular drenching during the growing season, and although some can tolerate moisture in winter they are best kept dry. Sunbirds and butterflies find the flowers irresistible and the sight of a mass display in the garden is strikingly beautiful.

 

Name Crocosmia aurea Crocosmia aurea shire bulbs africa
Common name Falling stars
African name udwendweni (z)
D/E deciduous
Rainfall summer
Height 1m
Light requirements s
Flowers March
Medicinal uses

Used in traditional medicine to treat dysentery.                  

 

Name Crocosmia paniculata Crocosmia paniculata shire africa bulbs
Common name Zigzag crocosmia
African name udwendweni (z)
D/E deciduoud
Rainfall summer
Height 1.3m
Light requirements fs
Flowers February
Medicinal uses

Used in traditional medicine to treat dysentery and infertility.

 

Name Crocosmia potsii Crocosmia potsii shire african bulbs
Common name Slender crocosmia
African name udwendweni (z)
D/E deciduous
Rainfall summer
Height 60cm
Light requirements ss
Flowers January
Medicinal uses

Used in traditional medicine to treat dysentery and infertility.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Shade Code

FS -  full sun
SS -  semi shade
S -    shade

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