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lovegardening77lovegardening77 Berkshire Posts: 331
How deep should I plant the corms? Some say to plant them deep and others say just below surface. I'm confused 

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  • raisingirlraisingirl East Devon, on the Edge of Exmoor.Posts: 5,557
    Quite deep. If they are tall ones, like lucifer, they fall over if they are planted too shallow. You'll get away with shallower planting for the shorter ones. All of them tend to develop new corms above the old so they move upwards. If you plant them right at the surface, they may not be perennial. I tend to put them in at least 6 to 8 inches deep - more for the really big ones.
    “Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first” 
  • lovegardening77lovegardening77 Berkshire Posts: 331
    Thanks Raisingirl, that makes sense. Yes they are crocosmia lucifer so will plant them deep.

  • purplerallimpurplerallim LincolnshirePosts: 4,240
    My Lucifer are deep but still tend to fall over, so may need a bit of support later in the summer. They are beautiful plants.
  • lovegardening77lovegardening77 Berkshire Posts: 331
    My Lucifer are deep but still tend to fall over, so may need a bit of support later in the summer. They are beautiful plants.
    I agree, they are beautiful. Going to be planting them with purples and yellows in the sunny border. 
  • StevedaylillyStevedaylilly Posts: 1,087
    Crocosmia Lucifer is a great plant for back of boarder with a exsotic flower. But it can be very evasive and will thow up shoots everywhere in your garden. I normally divide mine every few years to reduce the root ball size and this will stop it invading other areas 
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