I just got back from a vacation in Seattle, Washington (FALL like weather in July! Heaven!). Everywhere I went I saw luxuriant stands of crocosmia. Will somebody please tell me what is the secret? I have tried before with complete failure. This year, I planted six or eight corms. Two came up. One has died and the other is getting ready to bloom. They are in well amended, fertile soil with full sun until about 2:00 p.m and dappled shade thereafter. They get average moisture.
I want to try again if I have a chance of success. Are there some varieties better than others? I did notice the ones in Seattle all seemed to be the same kind: Lucifer, I presume. "Montbretias" are listed in Felder Rushings "Passalong Plants" so I would think they ought to be reasonably easy here!