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CROCOSMIA

Commonly known as Montbretia

All Flower AUG-SEP

Well-known hybrids from mainly C. crocosmiiflora (Montbretia) and C. masoniorum.

Genus of 8 species of clump-forming, cormous perennials from grassland in South Africa.

 

The robust, invasive crocosmiiflora was developed in France and introduced to the UK in 1880. By 1911 it had become a garden escapee and has proliferated ever since. It can completely dominate a habitat to the exclusion of native plants and is listed on Schedule 9 of the Widlife and Countryside Act of 1981 making it an offence to cause it to grow in the wild.

Further Reading....

  • Bulb/Corm or rhizomatous perennial - clump-forming cormous perennials. Erect, linear-lance-shaped leaves, ribbed or pleated, 60-100cm (24-36in) long, mid-green, pale green or brownish green
  • Herbaceous - Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch.
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - grown for the brightly coloured, funnel-shaped flowers on wiry stems. Excellent as cut flowers. Lift and divide congested clumps in spring to maintain vigour.
  • Pests & Diseases - red spider mites occasionally
  • Place of origin - South Africa
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - - moderately fertile. Humus-rich.
  • Wildlife - Rabbit Resistant -
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Buy Varieties of CROCOSMIA

CROCOSMIA 'Emberglow'

CROCOSMIA 'Emberglow'  >


Commonly known as: Montbretia.
Red
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£11.50 each
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Estimated availability autumn 2020 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.

CROCOSMIA 'Emily Mackenzie'

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Commonly known as: Montbretia.
Deep orange with mahogany throat
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£11.50 each
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Estimated availability autumn 2020 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.

CROCOSMIA 'George Davison'

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Commonly known as: Montbretia.
Lemon yellow
Multibuy Any 3+ for £9.00 each
per pot £11.50 each
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Estimated availability autumn 2020 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.

CROCOSMIA 'Harlequin'

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Commonly known as: Montbretia.
Large yellowish-orange flowers red buds
Multibuy Any 3+ for £9.00 each
per pot £11.50 each

CROCOSMIA 'Honey Angels'

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Commonly known as: Montbretia.
Prolific yellow flowers with cream throats
Multibuy Any 3+ for £9.00 each
per pot £11.50 each

CROCOSMIA 'Limpopo'

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Commonly known as: Montbretia.
Coral coloured flowers and long blooming period
Multibuy Any 3+ for £9.00 each
£11.50 each
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Available late spring to early summer 2021 - These plants will be available again sometime in late spring/early summer depending on growing conditions.

CROCOSMIA 'Lucifer'   AWARD

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Commonly known as: Montbretia.
Tall deep red
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£11.50 each
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Estimated availability autumn 2020 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.

CROCOSMIA masoniorum   AWARD

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Commonly known as: Montbretia.
Orange
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£11.50 each
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Estimated availability autumn 2020 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.

CROCOSMIA 'Okavango'

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Commonly known as: Montbretia.
Large peachy-orange flowers, long blooming
Multibuy Any 3+ for £9.00 each
£11.50 each

CROCOSMIA 'Paul's Best Yellow'

CROCOSMIA 'Paul's Best Yellow'  >


Commonly known as: Montbretia.
Arching sprays of rich golden-yellow flowers
Multibuy Any 3+ for £9.00 each
£11.50 each
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Available Early Spring 2021 - Should be available March/April onwards depending on growing conditions.

CROCOSMIA 'Solfatare'   AWARD

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Commonly known as: Montbretia.
Apricot yellow flowers with dark bronzy foliage. A scarce form
£12.50 each
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Available late spring to early summer 2021 - These plants will be available again sometime in late spring/early summer depending on growing conditions.

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