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harmonyharmony Posts: 398
I'm looking for a Crocosmia that is not too tall and doesn't flop, any recommendations  please. Thanks..


  • ButtercupdaysButtercupdays Posts: 4,531
    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 Posts: 7,079
    '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
    Gardening on the edge of Exmoor, in Devon

    “It's still magic even if you know how it's done.” 
  • NollieNollie Posts: 7,511
    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.
    Mountainous Northern Catalunya, Spain. Hot summers, cold winters.
  • Bright starBright star Posts: 1,153
    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: 398
    Thanks ...
  • KeenOnGreenKeenOnGreen Posts: 1,831
    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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