Why are my crocosimia lying down and not producing blooms?

Asked July 9, 2018, 5:59 PM EDT

I have a full bed of crocosimia that I transplanted 2 summers ago. Last year they bloomed beautifully. This summer they are dense and laying down with no sign of blooms. Any ideas? Do I just need to thin them? Help would be appreciated!

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3 Responses

Crocosmia do best in hot, dry sites.

Without any history, my best guesses why they are flopping include less than full sunlight all day; too much water; excess fertilizer; and /or planted too shallowly. It's suggested to set corms 6 to 8 inches apart, at a depth of 3 to 5 inches.

Thank you! It's probably all of the above. I'll rearrange for next year.

In our clay-based soil, they won't need fertilizer.

Enjoy your crocosmia, one of my favs, too.