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container bulbs have foliage now!

Posted by greengreen 8 (My Page) on
Sat, Dec 29, 12 at 14:50

hello, i was given two nursery pots gruffly crammed with crocosmia croms.
at that point, the flowers were gone & the foliage was dying off. i think that was later in the summer i guess.
my gardener friend, who gave them to me told me to water them when they got dry. i did and had been waiting
to plant them in the fall but they grew another round of foliage & they are still (now, end of december*) looking lush and full.
the greenery doesn't seem to be dying back & i want to put them in the ground. it hasn't been too cold here in portland, oregon-
so i figure it's not too late to plant bulbs here (?) but i'm concerned because they have happy foliage i don't want to mess with them.
what should i do?
additional info: according to wikipedia
"They can be evergreen or deciduous perennials that grow from basal underground corms."
do i just have the evergreen kind? i didn't think they were.

please help! thank you

This post was edited by greengreen on Sat, Dec 29, 12 at 16:07


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RE: container bulbs have foliage now!

Have the pots been inside or outside? If they are outside, I cannot imagine that it would hurt one thing to go ahead and plant them. If inside, I might wait until spring to plant in the ground.


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RE: container bulbs have foliage now!

They never really die down completely in my climate. They are not like daffodils or tulips. I would just plant them out now. They are very hard to kill, even if you want to. But before hand I'd check if they are invasive in your area. The fact that someone was giving away large numbers might be a clue.


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