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Montbretia
Crocosmia

 

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Description:

The gladiolus-like foliage fans around the branched funnel-shaped flower spikes which zig zag to a height of up to 36".  Each stem carries a profuse number of star-shaped flowers opening over a long period.

 

Common Name: Crocosmia, Montbretia
Botanical Name: Crocosmia
Type: Perennial
Soil Preference: Will grow in moist soils but will do best in well-drained, loamy or sandy soils with a pH of neutral to slightly alkaline.
Light Requirements: Full sun
Attributes: Suitable for cut flowers
Pests: Thrips, spider mites
Diseases: None serious
Good Companion Plants: Bee Balm, Cardinal Flower, Coreopsis, Daylily, Lamb's Ear, Garden Phlox
Care: Divide (bulb) in spring or fall if necessary.  Fertilize with Plant-tone or a water soluble fertilizer.  

Planting Instructions:  Perennials
Water & Fertilizer Schedule

 

Varieties:

This variety listing is for informational purposes only, it is not a catalog. 
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Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora 'Emily McKenzie'
Crocosmia, Montbretia
zones 5-9
 
Description:  Deep orange flowers each with a deep crimson throat.  Provides a sensational color display in beds and borders and is a very long lasting cut flower!
Bloom Color: Orange
Bloom Time: All summer
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 24-30"
Spread: 6-12"

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Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora 'Lucifer'
Crocosmia, Montbretia
zones 6-9
 
Description: The tubular flame-red flowers are arranged on their stems upon sword-like green foliage.
Bloom Color: Red
Bloom Time: All summer
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 36"
Spread: 12"


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Crocosmia x 'Walberton Yellow' (Walcroy)
Crocosmia, Montbretia
zones 6-9
 
Description: Exotic-looking, bright orange-yellow flowers stand tightly together in rows on wiry, gracefully arched stems in summer. The elegant stems make wonderful, long-lasting cut flowers and the shorter inter-bud length of this selection lends itself to better floral impact. It demonstrates good vigor, long flowering, and reliable hardiness to zone 5, characteristics that often elude Crocosmia.
Bloom Color: Gold/Orange
Bloom Time: All summer
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 18-24"
Spread: 18"
 

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