Planting Crocosmia Emily Mckenzie Bulbs

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Watch as a flower expert and professional gardener demonstrates how to plant and care for fall-blooming Crocosmia Emily Mckenzie bulbs in this free online video about home gardening. View Video Transcript

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Yolanda Vanveen

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YOLANDA VANVEEN: Hi, this is Yolanda Vanveen on behalf of Expert Village. In this series, we're learning all about fall-blooming flower bulbs. A flower bulb that you have to have in your garden is Emily McKenzie. It's a gorgeous Crocosmia, also known as Montbretia. It's a beautiful orange plant with a burgundy star in the middle. So it just adds a lot of three-dimension to the flower and they bloom late summer through the fall, and hummingbirds love them. It's a beautiful plant. Okay. And they're just a very small bulb because they're not a real tall Crocosmia. They only get two feet tall at the most and they multiply very quickly. So when you're planting them, again, it's like a Hershey's Kiss candy. So the tip goes up and the rounded side goes down, and plant at least five, six, or twelve in any one group, 'cause one by itself looks very lonely and it's not going to do a lot. And they do better every year. So the first couple of years, you'll have a smaller group, but they'll multiply at least double every year. So within 5 to 10 years, you're probably be dividing them out and giving them to your friends and putting them in different parts of your garden. It's a gorgeous flower that hummingbirds can't resist. It really belongs in your garden. Our next bulb that we'll talk about is Crocosmia Norwich Canary, also known as George Davidson.