How to harvest Slender Crocosmia
Harvest flower stalks in mid-summer months.
Harvest seeds in autumn and sow immediately or after the last cold spell.
How to propagate Slender Crocosmia
Sow seeds during autumn months after the seed pods have dried out. Sow to a depth of 1.5-2 mm in seed trays and cover with river sand. Germination should take place within 2 weeks.
Division of large clumps should be done when the plant is dormant (during winter). Offsets are the easiest and fastest to propagate. Take about 3 years to maturity.
Special features of Slender Crocosmia
Nectar drinking birds are attracted to this species.
Attracts useful insects
Bees, moths and butterflies love the sweet flowers.
This is a great plant for any patio or deck, as it's smaller than its close relatives.
This species is usually found near and along side bodies of water.
Other uses of Slender Crocosmia
Grown for their brightly coloured flowers produced mainly in summer. Suitable for coastal conditions.
Crocosmia planted on mass makes a striking show in any garden.