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Crocosmia × crocosmiiflora Carmin Brillant

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Montbretia

Perfect for a tropical looking boarder

A dependable summer flowering perennial. Easy to grow it forms clumps of green sword shaped leaves and in mid summer large volumes of brilliant red flowers with yellow centres are produced over a long period.

Where?

Very tollerant of most conditions but prefers a rich soil in a slightly shady spot.

How?

Easy to grow it will establish quickly and will respond well to being devided once every three to four years.  

Montbretia are closely related to irises and gladioli, and they originate from the grasslands of southern and eastern Africa

Plant details


In depth plant information

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Plant type Perennial
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available June - September
Season of interest Summer
Flowering June - August
Evergreen No
Plant height 50 cm - 100 cm
Plant width 10 cm - 50 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Hazardous No
Attracts bees Yes
Attracts butterflies Yes
Plant height in 5 years 100 cm
Medicinal No
Hardiness zone (?) H4

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Chalk, Clay, Sand, Loam
Light exposure Part shade
Soil drainage Well drained, Moist
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

Planting site Cottage garden, Informal garden, Flower border and beds, Banks and slopes, Coastal or drought resistant

Typically available

From June to September