When wandering around our garden in mid-August we were surprised by how many crocosmias were flowering even though the earlier varieties such as C. ‘Lucifer’ had already faded and were producing their rather beautifully structured and coloured seed heads which will last for months and provide good cutting material. The gallery below features those crocosmias that we enjoy in our garden through August, September and into October for their flowers and then onwards through winter for their stuctural seedheads.
So I decided to wander around the garden with my camera and take photos of each different one, for you to enjoy as a gallery. As usual click on the first picture and then navigate using the arrows.
4 replies on “Crocosmias – the brightest stars of the mid-summer garden”
Gorgeous. I’ve never grown them, BUT I have seeds ready to plant in the spring so I’m excited about that.
Best of luck with the seeds. You cannot fail to love the plants when they reach flowering stage.
A true star with a structure like no other – balanced in perfect poise.
They really are special plants with such rich colours and as you say a strong structure too! Couldn’t do without them.