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Can I move my Crocosmia 'Lucifer'

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Hi - I really need to move a patch of my 'Lucifer'. They look healthy and gave a lovely display last year. Is it possible to move them now without damaging them too much? Any tips welcome if it's possible to shift them! Many Thanks
Gilly

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  • Posted: Wed. 17th June 2015 06:26

Re: Can I move my Crocosmia 'Lucifer'

Reply from Carol

Lots of things can be moved with the loss of one season's flowers. I think you'd be unlikely to destroy the crocosmia tubers. If you really want to do it, water them thoroughly for a few days before the move, and prepare the ground where they are going in advance. Then do it quickly with as much soil still on the roots as you can manage. Then keep on watering until they look perky again.

  • Posted: Sat. 20th June 2015 13:06

Re: Re: Can I move my Crocosmia 'Lucifer'

Reply from Gilly Burgess

Thanks Carol! I think if it means losing the flowers this year then I'll wait!! I know a lot of people think they're invasive but I love them!!!!

Gilly

  • Posted: Sat. 20th June 2015 14:35