Last May, I wrote excitedly about my purchase of 10 Crocosmia Lucifer from Brent and Beck’s bulbs. At the same time, I also bought 10 anemone coronaria De Caen in red, white and blue colors – or at least, that’s what I thought I was buying.
I received my order, which was shipped promptly, and planted everything right away.
I was prepared to have no crocosmia flowers this summer, because I know they need time to mature. But of the 10 corms, only 3 came up at all – and yes, I followed the planting instructions that came with my order. Now, there is only a single plant. It is blooming, but I don’t even see leaves for the other nine. I had expected most of them to at least come up. Wouldn’t you?
The next bummer was the anemone. When the plants began flowering, I first noticed that they were NOT red white and blue, but all dark pink. To top it off, they were the double St. Brigid cultivar (which I do not like), not De Caen.
I emailed Brent and Beck’s over a month ago, and I never received a reply. I hate when that happens.