Birds & Blooms
My crocosmia never blooms; it just produces green leaves. I’ve tried fertilizing and moving some plants to new spots. What’s going on?
Melinda: Shade, excessive fertilizer and overcrowding often prevent crocosmia from flowering. Make sure your plants are receiving at least six, preferably eight or more, hours of sunlight each day. Avoid high-nitrogen fertilizers that encourage lots of leaf growth and discourage flowering. Sometimes excessive growth leads to overcrowding, which also discourages flowering. Dig and divide overcrowded plants if needed.