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Hi Graham

Please can you tell me why this comment? I gather crocosmia is mad for spreading, but I wondered if there was something specific to Ireland; it is just that I live in the South East of Ireland and have a wheelbarrow full of recently donated newly dug up crocosmia, and I'm pondering where to plant it in my garden!

"And although some people worry about how often they turn up in natural habitats in the west of Ireland "

Many thanks. I look forward to hearing from you.

Graham Rice

In some parts of Ireland crocosmias are considered invasive, spreading into the wild and smothering local native flora. This is especially true in the west and south west where they enjoy the damp climate. Planting them in the garden is fine - anywhere sunny and not too dry should be OK. It's when they escape, to river banks for example, that they might cause concern.

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