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LouDun
Sep 25, 2016 10:10 AM CST
We bought two crocosmia plants fully grown and flowering approx. 2 months ago and planted them at home. Both are part of an-auto water filtration system so they are watered for 30mins twice daily (small drops) so not being overwatered in my opinion but i'm concerned. Since we planted they have been dropping all of the flowers that were in bloom and now is bare with loads of in-opened bulbs at the top. Is this normal seasonal growth or are we doing something wrong? Your expert help would be so appreciated. Thank you.
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dyzzypyxxy
Sep 25, 2016 10:29 AM CST
Hi Lou, and welcome. It sounds to me as if you might be overwatering the plants. Most garden perennials like a deep watering every few days, then to dry out in between in order to bloom their best. Your 30min. twice daily would keep those plants pretty wet all the time. Soil they're in, could stay soggy in fact.

Now, I'd like to qualify this by saying "it depends" upon where you are and what your soil is like. Could you please fill in your profile with your location (city/state/country not just a zone) so that we can have an idea of what your conditions are right now. eg. if you are in Arizona or Texas and it's above 100deg. and super dry, your watering regime might be ok. Sandy soil will drain and dry much faster than clay or a soil high in organic material.
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Calif_Sue
Sep 25, 2016 10:33 AM CST

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They may be done flowering depending on where you live. A photo and also perhaps your location, the amount of sun it's getting, would help. Crocosmias are also drought tolerant so only perhaps a once a week watering is needed.
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Calif_Sue
Sep 25, 2016 10:33 AM CST

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What she said Thumbs up
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