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As a comment about Crocosmia 'Lucifer', krobra wrote:

I have tried for 7 or 8 years to get this plant to bloom. It always produces stalks and plenty of offshoots, and last year had a flower stem with buds, but it got chewed up by something and fell off before it ever matured. This year I finally have actual flower blooms on 2 stalks and a whole lot of extra offshoots, more then usual. Only thing I can say I really did differently this year was to water it every other day heavily at the soil. The hummingbirds seem to enjoy the flowers, as do I. It was a long time from bulb planting to actual flowering for me, but it is a very pretty flower and a hardy plant that has come back year after year in my zone. I look forward to the day when I have an army of them blooming.
Name: Bea Kimball
Little Rock, Arkansas; (Zone 7b)
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Buzzbea424
Jun 27, 2017 11:23 AM CST
I'm glad that I'm not the only one who has had trouble growing crocosmia. It blooms beautifully in a yard about a mile from me. But mine have not prospered. I've had occasional stalks and flowers, but not the vigorous clumps that others seem to posses. I am ever hopeful.
Name: Kurt
Woodbridge , Va (Zone 7a)
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krobra
Jun 27, 2017 3:16 PM CST
They get a little stronger each year. I have about 8 or 9 out of the 20 stalks or so out there blooming now. Last year was more like 5 or 6 stalks blooming.
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