How Do You Propagate Crocosmia From Seed?

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How Do You Propagate Crocosmia From Seed?

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Croscosmia is a cheerful South African perennial flowering plant that grows from a bulb, or corm, and features bright red, yellow or orange blooms and attractive, pleated leaves. A relative of the iris, crocosmia grows to a height of 3 to 4 feet tall, and excels in shrub borders, flower beds and as a background planting. The Crocosmia lucifer, which features crimson blooms, is a popular variety. Although crocosmia are often planted from corms, it is not difficult to grow them from seeds, which you can harvest yourself from existing crocosmia plants. Harvest the seeds when the seed pods on your crocosmia plants start turning brown and developing a papery texture and cracking tops. The seeds inside should be dry and brittle. Separate the seeds from the chaff and organic debris, place in a brown paper bag, and store in a cool, dry place. Sow your crocosmia seeds in late winter in indoor seed trays. Place a 2-inch layer of seed starting soil in the tray. Plant the seeds 1/4-inch deep, and

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