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Help with identification please!

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dublinmary Wed 17-Apr-19 19:23:46

Hello. Could anyone tell me what this plant is - they grow every year in our somewhat neglected London garden, and take over a whole section. Some of them grow orange flowers later in the year I think. Thanks for any advice. I don't really know if they are a weed or not!

Knittedfairies Wed 17-Apr-19 19:28:09

Crocosmia?

BlossomCat Wed 17-Apr-19 19:29:26

Are the orange flowers like this?
If so, not necessarily a weed ( a weed is only something growing where you dont want it to) But they do spread quite a lot, so may need thinning out.

bramblygarden Wed 17-Apr-19 20:09:23

Definitely crocosmia!

dublinmary Wed 17-Apr-19 20:34:00

Wow! Thank you, yes the flowers are like that. They are pretty, but only a small percentage of the plants actually seem to flower. Now I know what it is I can research it. Thank you very very much!

sackrifice Wed 17-Apr-19 20:36:37

I was going to say Crocosmia but PP got there first.

If they don't flower, dig up the bulbs, split and replant and hopefully they should next year.

florentina1 Wed 17-Apr-19 21:24:35

In the autumn dig them up and you will see a long row of corms. Break of the bottom ones. The replant the plants with some good quality compost and they will flower better.

dublinmary Wed 17-Apr-19 21:25:41

Great tip, thanks @Sackrifice

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