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harmonyharmony Posts: 343
I'm looking for a Crocosmia that is not too tall and doesn't flop, any recommendations  please. Thanks..


  • ButtercupdaysButtercupdays Posts: 4,281
    My favourites are C.Emberglow and C.Carmine Brilliant.
    The first is a little shorter than Lucifer, with dark red flowers and stronger stems, it doesn't flop even in my exposed garden. Carmine Brilliant is shorter, I grow it at the front and the flowers are really pretty, a pinky red with yellow centres.
  • raisingirlraisingirl East Devon, on the Edge of Exmoor.Posts: 6,312
    'Fugue' is very sturdy. Might be too tall - depends what you your limit is. Lovely fresh orange and quite early.
    'Coleton Fishacre' is also very sturdy, shorter and the foliage is an interesting olive green, with golden yellow flowers
    “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” 
  • NollieNollie Girona, Catalunya, Northen Spain.Posts: 6,525
    My favourite is Emily McKensie, large flowers but shorter than most, doesn’t flop. I don’t find them invasive either, but if they do spread a little farther than you want, easy just to pull up the outer ones by yanking at the base of the leaves.
  • Bright starBright star Wrea GreenPosts: 1,121
    I’ll second Emily McKensie along with Paul’s best Yellow and George Davidson.
    Life's tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late.

  • harmonyharmony Posts: 343
    Thanks ...
  • KeenOnGreenKeenOnGreen Posts: 1,734
    Look at Trecanna nursery in Cornwall.  They are the Crocosmia specialists in the UK, with the largest selection.  They will help advise you if needed.

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