Growing crocosmia bulbs in the landscape produces masses of sword-shaped foliage and brightly coloured blooms. Crocosmia’s are members of the Iris family. Originally from South Africa, the name comes from the Greek words for “saffron” and “smell.”

Crocosmia blooms are produced on slender stems of 2 feet or more in length. The flowers appear in May or June and the plant will keep producing all summer. Crocosmia flowers make excellent cut flowers for indoor arrangements.