Tom
Tom
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Asked on Dec 27, 2011

Relocating "Firecracker" plants

Mike and AnneWalter ReevesTom
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My neighbor gave us some plants a few years back that she called Firecracker plants. I guess the name comes from them being in full bloom right around the first of July. The stalks are green and flat like an iris and the "flowers" come out deep orange. They come from a bulb. I'm wanting to rearrange the planting bed this winter/spring in which these things are planted. Is there a more ideal time of the year to dig these things up and replant them?
5 answers
  • 360 Sod (Donna Dixson)
    on Dec 27, 2011

    Tom- I am pretty sure you have a Crocosmia. They are best divided and moved in early spring before the new growth starts emerging, but after the last frost date. Here is one picture of the cultivar 'Lucifer'

  • Tom
    on Dec 27, 2011

    I don't see your pictures but doing a web search for crocosmia I found pictures of exactly what I have. You are correct. Thank you for the response.

  • Tom
    on Dec 27, 2011

    I don't see your pictures but doing a web search for crocosmia I found pictures of exactly what I have. You are correct. Thank you for the response.

  • Walter Reeves
    on Dec 28, 2011

    The corms are itty-bitty so be prepared to sift through the soil when you dig the area.

  • Mike and Anne
    on Jan 1, 2012

    The seed pod for the Crocosmia is an interesting garden benefit as well. It has an interesting structure and if left in place will seed in the bed.

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