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Two plants offered free, but what are they?

  • Two plants offered free, but what are they?

I would like these two plants to go free, can someone tell me what they are called please.

Comments (10)

  1. Grower

    jennifer hughes

    I mean the green one, I have two of them. I know the other one is a pink corderline

  2. Grower

    The GPS Team

    Hi Jennifer - can you tell us where you in the UK you are in case someone local to you, who can pick them up, would like them.

  3. Grower

    Amanda CW

    They look to me like Crocosmia - not sure which variety though.

  4. Grower

    Rachel the Gardener

    I agree with Amanda, they look like Crocosmia (used to be called Monbretia) and the red/yellow, well, could be Jackanapes?

  5. Grower

    Hilary Bishop

    Crocks it gets my vote too!

  6. Grower

    Rachel the Gardener

    I like Crocosmia - they are so trouble-free, and pop up each year, just when you've given up hope of them ever flowering. And they spread... I now have so many of them that I rip them up by the bucketload and give them away!

    Talking of which, anyone live near Wantage and would like a bucketful of free Crocosmia 'Jackanapes'? (laughs)

  7. Grower

    Debbie Clayton

    Hi, These are Crocosmia, I have some in my garden although I prefer the deep red shade. As Rachel the gardener does - I also rip mine out each year otherwise they would take over.

  8. Grower

    Rachel the Gardener

    Debbie, when you say the deep red shade, do you mean "Lucifer"? It's the really big one, 3-4' tall, with dark green, slightly pleated/crumpled leaves. A lot of people don't like them, saying that the leaves are "coarse" (what a terrible thing to say!) but I love the huge, bright scarlet, flowers.

    They do tend to flop, though, being so top-heavy, so they often need staking or supporting. In my experience, the smaller Crocosmia all spread like demons, but Lucifer is a bit stingy in that respect - some sources on the internet say that most of the seeds are sterile, which could account for it!

  9. Grower

    jennifer hughes

    Anyone in the crystal palace area wanting 2 bags of crocosmia free to pick up?

  10. Grower

    Rob Johnson, Green & Furry pet and garden care

    Careful with this one, I have this darker variety in the garden,though very pretty, it can take over, crowding out other plants. I have crocosmea masoniarum in the front growing through a buddleia loricatum up to nearly 6ft. Fantastic sight.


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