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 (C. aurea x C. pottsii) 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
  • Herbaceous
    Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch.
  • 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
  • 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

 
per pot
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CROCOSMIA 'Harlequin'

CROCOSMIA 'Harlequin'

Montbretia

large yellowish-orange flowers red buds

 
per pot
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Available late spring to early summer 2024 - Spring according to the Met Office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore late spring is mid-April onwards. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
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CROCOSMIA 'Limpopo'

CROCOSMIA 'Limpopo'

Montbretia

orange and salmon-pink tubular flowers with apricot throats

 
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Available late spring to early summer 2024 - Spring according to the Met Office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore late spring is mid-April onwards. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
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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

 
MULTIBUY Any 3+ for £11.00 each
£13.50 each 
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Available late spring to early summer 2024 - Spring according to the Met Office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore late spring is mid-April onwards. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.

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