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Perk up your late summer garden with Crocosmia

When August rolls around, does your garden start to look like “Cinderella after the ball?” This time of year, many gardens are starting to need something to perk them up since most summer flowers have passed their prime.  Brightly colored crocosmia with its exotic-looking flowers can perk up any dull spot in a garden.

Crocosmia bloom from mid-summer to fall, depending on the variety.  The flowers bloom on arching stems which open one by one from the bottom up. The graceful arching sprays of blooms with sword-shaped foliage make a dramatic statement in the garden. Crocosmia are magnets for hummingbirds

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