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Crocosmia Multiplies and Multiplies

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Crocosmia "Lucifer" in bloom in a mixed summer border. ANDREW MESSINGER

On the left is a single corm. On the right are about eight corms, all the children of the smaller corm on the bottom right. Based on the growth pattern it looks like the second year yielded the largest corm, which means that in the third year it produced the most flower-rich stems.
ANDREW MESSINGER

On the left is a single corm. On the right are about eight corms, all the children of the smaller corm on the bottom right. Based on the growth pattern it looks like the second year yielded the largest corm, which means that in the third year it produced the most flower-rich stems. ANDREW MESSINGER

A mass of Crocosmia stems with the corms still attached and hanging below. In this one group there were about 25 corms.
ANDREW MESSINGER

A mass of Crocosmia stems with the corms still attached and hanging below. In this one group there were about 25 corms. ANDREW MESSINGER

Five generations of Crocosmia corms.  The second corm from the second year was slightly larger than the first but notice that each year, each generation, the corms got smaller.  Remember to divide and replant after the third year.
ANDREW MESSINGER

Five generations of Crocosmia corms. The second corm from the second year was slightly larger than the first but notice that each year, each generation, the corms got smaller. Remember to divide and replant after the third year. ANDREW MESSINGER

The original planting of three 1-gallon pots that were planted with Crocosmia bulbs. Six years later over 200 corms were harvested.  ANDREW MESSINGER

The original planting of three 1-gallon pots that were planted with Crocosmia bulbs. Six years later over 200 corms were harvested. ANDREW MESSINGER

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