CROCOSMIA

Commonly known as Montbretia

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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'

Montbretia

Red

 
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CROCOSMIA 'Emily Mackenzie'

CROCOSMIA 'Emily Mackenzie'

Montbretia

Deep orange with mahogany throat

 
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CROCOSMIA 'George Davison'

CROCOSMIA 'George Davison'

Montbretia

Lemon yellow

 
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CROCOSMIA 'Harlequin'

CROCOSMIA 'Harlequin'

Montbretia

Large yellowish-orange flowers red buds

 
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CROCOSMIA 'Honey Angels'

CROCOSMIA 'Honey Angels'

Montbretia

Prolific yellow flowers with cream throats

 
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CROCOSMIA 'Limpopo'

CROCOSMIA 'Limpopo'

Montbretia

Coral coloured flowers and long blooming period

 
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CROCOSMIA 'Lucifer'

CROCOSMIA 'Lucifer'

Montbretia

Tall deep red

 
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CROCOSMIA masoniorum

CROCOSMIA masoniorum

Montbretia

Orange

 
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CROCOSMIA 'Okavango'

CROCOSMIA 'Okavango'

Montbretia

Large peachy-orange flowers, long blooming

 
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CROCOSMIA 'Paul's Best Yellow'

CROCOSMIA 'Paul's Best Yellow'

Montbretia

Arching sprays of rich golden-yellow flowers

 
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