Thursday, October 30, 2014

My mystery bulbs have been identified!! And planted.

Look over at the far right of this little thicket. See? There are red flowers? While I was working in the yard, I noticed hummingbirds visiting these electric red flowers. The morning the backhoe was coming, I dug up some of these bulbs, having no idea what they were. 

I cleaned them off. Aren't they a pretty bulb?! I think they are actually called corms. I love the way they stack on top of each other. So I broke a couple stacks apart and left some. Today I planted some in each of the yards. 

Of course I was really curious about what they are. I googled and found this! I believe my bulbs/flowers are Crocosmia 'Lucifer'. 


Becky said...

I think they are too. I try to grow those here with mixed success. We are a zone or two too cold for them to be happy, but the hummingbirds do love them!

Mark Willis said...

The orange version of Crocosmia "Montbretia" is very common in Cornwall, where I come from. It grows wild in all the hedgerows. A lovely plant - but can be very invasive.

Erin said...

Thank you for the warning Mark. I will watch it like a hawk. There were a lot of invasive plants in the yard, so I am vigilant!!