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CROCOSMIA masoniorum

Commonly known as Montbretia

  • Orange
  • Height
    1.2m (4ft)
  • Spread
    8cm (3in)
  • Bulb/Corm or rhizomatous perennial
    Robust, clump-forming cormous perennial. Pleated, mid-green leaves 60-100cm (2-3ft) long
  • Herbaceous
    Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch.
  • Hardy - average winter
    Hardy through most of the UK apart from inland valleys, at altitude and central/northerly locations. May suffer foliage damage and stem dieback in harsh winters in cold gardens. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -10°C (14°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade

CROCOSMIA masoniorum

 
  • Additional Features
    Pests & Diseases
    Red spider mites occasionally
    Place of origin
    South Africa
  • Flower Shape
    Spikes
    Upward-facing flowers 5cm (2in) across in arching, usually unbranched spikes
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Seasonal Interest
    Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
    Moderately fertile. Humus-rich.
  • Wildlife
    Rabbit Resistant
Jan
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Mar
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Dec
1.2m (4ft)
bulb/corm - guide for size not form Watering Can
  8cm (3in)
 

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