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tabasco
Cincinnati (Anderson, OH
(Zone 6a)

November 26, 2007
12:15 PM

Post #4230409

Hi, Mark and Pat-- I am so happy you took the time to write about one of my garden favorites and yet so little known (at least here in the States) flower!

Crocosmias are a beautiful touch in the garden, and the hummingbirds love to check them out, too!

I have often looked at your website but I would love to read more about your national collection here on DG, too!
Mr_Crocosmia
Caistor
United Kingdom
(Zone 8b)

November 26, 2007
12:20 PM

Post #4230417

I think I will write an article on the NCCPG and all about National plant collections and what it takes to get one!! Believe me it is very difficult to get the National collection status. I believe it is something that you dont have over there in the states.

Thank you for taking the time to write a lovely comment and I am pleased you are a crocosmia fan!!!

Mark
sarv48
south of Grand Rapid, MI
(Zone 5a)

November 26, 2007
12:28 PM

Post #4230434

Great article!! I have a couple of crocosmia and find them very carefree plants! I just give them a watering once in a while and they reward me with beautiful, graceful flowers! I need to look into getting more varities. Since they are marginal here, I've kind of put that on hold, however mine have survived for about 4 years now!
Riverland
Northeast, LA
(Zone 8a)

November 26, 2007
12:47 PM

Post #4230499

Mark that was a wonderful article. They are one of my favorite plants and I have quite a few..
Mark is also a very trusted vendor with many varieties on his site for sale. Check it out they may become your newest obsession.
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

November 26, 2007
1:17 PM

Post #4230562

What a great article! Till now I had never heard of crocosmias. I wonder if they would do well here in my area. Where I am, we have hot, and sometimes dry, summers but we do have higher humidity. Since Riverland has grown them successfully, maybe I will give them a try. I'll have to check out your website, Mark.
Riverland
Northeast, LA
(Zone 8a)

November 26, 2007
1:23 PM

Post #4230579

Looking forward to the next article Mark.

Marsue you can definitely grow them.
marsue
Isabella, MO
(Zone 6b)

November 26, 2007
1:25 PM

Post #4230585

Glad to hear that. They will definitely be on my "want" list. Please dmail me and tell me which ones you have had success in growing.
pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

November 26, 2007
1:39 PM

Post #4230608

Very nice article, Mark. A Part 2 with your favorites would be a wonderful article.
grampapa
Wheatfield, NY
(Zone 6a)

November 26, 2007
1:50 PM

Post #4230636

Mark (and Pat), loved the article. Just what I needed...good basic info. Every time I see Mark's croscomia pics I think I need to get some. Will definitely look into it in the spring. A follow-up on the NCCPG and what you had to do to get national status would be very interesting (and lots more pics, please?)

If anyone has not visited Mark's web site, please do. Definitely an enjoyable trip!

~jan
debnes_dfw_tx
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

November 26, 2007
2:57 PM

Post #4230833

Hi Mark!
Congratulations on your article! Because of knowing you I planted some Crocosmia this past summer that I found at a 99cent store, (go figure). They were called "Emberglow". First blooms came in late July and lasted until September. The hummingbirds couldn't resist them. As long as they bloomed I had hummers in my yard.

Thanks!

debnes

tabasco
Cincinnati (Anderson, OH
(Zone 6a)

November 26, 2007
6:34 PM

Post #4231629


Yes, Mark, I agree. The 'National Collection' award is quite an honor and I feel honored that you will share your crocosmia knowledge and beauty here on DG!

I am happy everyone else agrees, too!

melody

melody
Benton, KY
(Zone 7a)


November 27, 2007
5:19 PM

Post #4235391

Congrats on your article Mark! sorry I didn't get around to let you know yesterday.

I'm going to have to get me some of these...especially since hummingbirds seem to love them. wish you had some of the little guys across the pond. My European relatives think it's a highlight of their visits to come see the birds at my home.
Mr_Crocosmia
Caistor
United Kingdom
(Zone 8b)

November 27, 2007
5:21 PM

Post #4235401

Hi Melody

Thank you very much... seems people enjoyed it.
I am gonna do another one soon on The NCCPG... people keep asking me what its all about.

I would soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo love to have hummers here... I will swap you some crocosmia for a couple hummers...LOL

Mark
FlowrLady
-South Central-, IL
(Zone 6a)

November 27, 2007
6:19 PM

Post #4235635

So you don't have 'any' hummers? Not 'any' ???
Mr_Crocosmia
Caistor
United Kingdom
(Zone 8b)

November 27, 2007
6:22 PM

Post #4235646

Nope, not a one... I love hummers and am so sad!!
Riverland
Northeast, LA
(Zone 8a)

November 27, 2007
9:22 PM

Post #4236383

Do you not have them in England at all or is it just regional? I have at least 40 hummers every year until this year. I was so busy with the flowers that I couldn't keep up with the food. I provide them with plenty of flowers but they go through 2 gals of nectar a week. That is a job keeping them filled up .
Mr_Crocosmia
Caistor
United Kingdom
(Zone 8b)

November 27, 2007
9:23 PM

Post #4236392

nope, not a one here... if i had they could glady go for my crocosmia...
tabasco
Cincinnati (Anderson, OH
(Zone 6a)

November 27, 2007
9:30 PM

Post #4236431

As I recall, I think almost all hummingbirds are found in the 'New World'--

For those who want ot check out more Crocosmias--here's Mark's site link:

http://www.simplesite.com/CROCOSMIA/5330361


Oh, and does anyone know a supplier with excellent crocosmia rhizomes/corms? Thanks...



This message was edited Nov 27, 2007 4:31 PM
Riverland
Northeast, LA
(Zone 8a)

November 27, 2007
9:31 PM

Post #4236435

That is one of the reasons I bought more of them. Got to keep the hummers happy. They would probably OD in you garden anyway.LOL
Riverland
Northeast, LA
(Zone 8a)

November 27, 2007
9:32 PM

Post #4236441

Are you talking whole sale. Good Luck Retail Mark is a good supplier.
Mr_Crocosmia
Caistor
United Kingdom
(Zone 8b)

November 27, 2007
9:36 PM

Post #4236457

mine are more expensive but then you are getting quality corms from a title holder... plus you get extra stuff thrown in, don't you Cindy!!! LOL

melody

melody
Benton, KY
(Zone 7a)


November 27, 2007
9:37 PM

Post #4236461

Hummingbirds are only found north of Panama. So, Central And North America are the only places on earth where they live. They do not even venture to South America.
Mr_Crocosmia
Caistor
United Kingdom
(Zone 8b)

November 27, 2007
9:38 PM

Post #4236470

or to England Melody!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Someone parcel me two up and send them over...

I WANT SOME HUMMERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
FlowrLady
-South Central-, IL
(Zone 6a)

November 27, 2007
10:04 PM

Post #4236583

HHHMMMMMMM DDDDEEEEE DUUUMMMMMM


HHHHUUUUMMMM HHHHUUUUMMMM

How's that? for free?
Mr_Crocosmia
Caistor
United Kingdom
(Zone 8b)

November 27, 2007
10:07 PM

Post #4236614

LOL... very good Pat!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Riverland
Northeast, LA
(Zone 8a)

November 28, 2007
2:54 AM

Post #4237598

Yes Mark you always pack extras and very high quality corms. Anyway who else would have the ones that you offer. i can't praise you enough. Well Satisfied.
Mr_Crocosmia
Caistor
United Kingdom
(Zone 8b)

November 28, 2007
4:36 AM

Post #4237879

Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww thank you...
tabasco
Cincinnati (Anderson, OH
(Zone 6a)

November 28, 2007
12:46 PM

Post #4238360


Oh, yes, I was so enthralled with the photos that I didn't see the discreet mention of the list available for sale...thank you for pointing that out! So many varieties. Thank you.
Fitsy
Hayesville, NC
(Zone 7a)

December 3, 2007
1:11 PM

Post #4256645

Thanks heaps. I'm getting some. Hummers
say thanks, too!
Fitsy

poisondartfrog

poisondartfrog
Barbourville, KY
(Zone 7a)

September 24, 2010
4:07 AM

Post #8117852

Thank you for the great article! I grow a few different Crocosmia and there is a dirth of information about them even when they are included in reference books. This article was a surprise and a delight,
Alana
omasuziq
Greensboro, NC
(Zone 7a)

September 27, 2010
7:16 AM

Post #8123575

I've grown 'Lucifer' and can attest to its charms! A great red accent plant for the late summer garden.

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