SEPTEMBER THROUGH OCTOBER
CROCOSMIA IS PART OF THE IRIDACEAE FAMILY, MEANING IT’S LIKE A FIRST COUSIN OF GLADIOLA AND IRIS.
Tall, gracefully arched stems crowned with a profusion of dark red trumpet-like blooms.
HISTORY: Crocosmia is native to South Africa. “Crocosmia” comes from the Greek words “krokos” (saffron) and “osme” (smell). Dried Crocosmia flowers, especially when placed in warm water, have a strong saffron smell.
LENGTH : Branches of stiff, arching stems up to 28” to 32”
LASTING: Buds will open progressively over a period of days — remove blooms past their prime.
BUNCHES: Standard bunch size: 10 stems. Also available as Consumer Bunches.
DISPLAY: Gives an exciting twist to an everyday arrangement.
CARE & HANDLING: Upon arrival cut stems and place into a clean container with fresh, tepid water and fresh flower food solution. Keep in cool location out of direct sunlight and drafts. Replenish water as needed. You can also prolong your enjoyment by drying the flower.
GROW A VARIETY NICKNAMED “LUCIFER” FOR ITS BRILLIANT RED COLOR.