Crocosmia doesn’t blossom mainly due to three reasons. Too much fertilizer, too little sunlight, or water stress deter the blossoming in Crocosmias. Overfeeding encourages the growth of foliage at the expense of blooms.
Crocosmia also called the Coppertips is a wonderful addition to one’s garden. It gives out sword-shaped foliage and tubular, brightly colored blooms.
They are kept for their petty flowers. But what if they don’t bloom?
Care well for your Crocosmias and they may flower yet!
Too much fertilizer
If you feed your Crocosmia more than required, you’ll not see blossoms in the summer. This is the most common reason why Crocosmia fails to flower.
I never overfeed my Crocosmias and they flower successfully even in the hot summer. They’ve been flowering for over 3 years now.
Too much fertilizer encourages the growth of leaves at the expense of flowers. Ideally, you wouldn’t want that happening!
The plant is native to a place where the soil is poor in nutrients. This is probably the reason why the plant hates too much fertilizer.
If you intend to nourish your Crocosmia, it’s better to just give the plant some compost, leaf mold, or some well-rotted manure.
If you don’t wanna add compost or manure, just add some organic mulch. This ensures that the moisture is locked in and provides some nutrients.
Too much shade
Crocosmia needs full sun to provide abundant flowers. Crocosmia flowers even in partial shade/full shade but the flowers aren’t that pronounced.
When the days are hotter, place the plant in a place where it gets partial shade. Also, add mulch/compost to the potting mix to avoid drought.
Water your plant well during the summer days.
Overwatering creates excessive moisture in the soil. This can lead to root rot and diminished flowering. Conversely, insufficient watering can leave the plant parched, hindering its nutrient uptake and photosynthesis process.
Improper watering practices can have a profound impact on the flowering of Crocosmia, a genus of perennial plants renowned for their vibrant and exotic blossoms.
The delicate balance between moisture and soil consistency plays a pivotal role in determining the plant’s ability to produce those coveted fiery-hued blooms.
Crocosmia, like many flowering plants, thrives on a consistent and moderate watering regimen, which ensures that its roots receive adequate hydration without being subjected to waterlogged conditions.
When should Crocosmia flower?
Crocosmia gives out fiery scarlet, orange, red, and yellow flowers from mid-summer to mid-fall. This is usually the case.
The flowers will appear in May or June and the plant will blossom throughout the summer. If there are some kind of issues, then the plant will not flower.
Crocosmia fails to flower when it’s given more fertilizer than needed. Crocosmia also fails to blossom when it gets less sunlight than needed.
Does Crocosmia flower in the first year?
Crocosmias usually don’t flower in the first year. They get established in their first year and focus only on the growth of the foliage.
Crocosmias find it hard to acclimate to your conditions as they were grown in different conditions in the greenhouse.
Crocosmias take a year to establish and then they’ll blossom like crazy!
Do Crocosmia flower every year?
Yes, Crocosmias flower every year once they get established. If nothing goes wrong they give out beautiful flowers every year.
Care well for the plant and you’ll surely blossom.
How to keep Crocosmia flowering?
You need to follow specific care guidelines if you want to see your Crocosmia flower. This plant is easy to care for, so don’t sweat it!
Fertilize your plant just enough. They do not like to be fed much. Do not fertilize at all if you’re a novice gardener, add compost/manure instead to the soil.
Place the plant where it gets abundant sunlight. Placing it in partial shade works wonders too.
Keep in mind that adding fertilizer/manure in the winter is harmful to the plant.
Happy Gardening 🙂