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Crocosmia in the photo and caring for it


Crocosmia in the photo looks like a graceful flower that you fall in love with the first time. If you dry the petals of crocosmia, then in their smell they very much resemble saffron.

Don't be surprised if you come across names like tritonia or montbrecia. They are all synonymous with crocosmia. Previously, the plant was considered rare, but now you increasingly come across it as an element of flower bed decoration or landscape design.

Crocosmia, cultivation
which also requires regular fertilization, prefers mullein infusion and a complex of mineral feeding. Moreover, they need to feed the flower every 10 days, after the second leaf appears.

As soon as the first buds are formed, you need to add a little potash fertilizer. Crocosmia needs to be watered only once a week. Before doing this, it is advisable to loosen the soil a little.

By the way, do not forget about preparing the land for sowing seeds (if you have chosen this particular method of plant propagation). In the fall, it is necessary to add humus, superphosphate, potassium chloride and slaked lime. After that, the earth needs to be well dug up.

Crocosmia in the photo
and in life it may seem like a capricious and fastidious flower. In fact, this is not the case. Some varieties successfully endure winter, but subject to the availability of shelter from shavings or dry leaves. As practice shows, overwintered crocosmia in the soil blooms much more powerful and better.

True, if the winter in your region is severe enough, the flower needs to be dug out for this period.


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