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Crocosmia 'Suzanna' (Montbretia 'Suzanna')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.9m
Max height
0.45m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Crocosmia 'Suzanna'

Other names

Montbretia 'Suzanna'

Genus

Crocosmia Crocosmia

Variety or Cultivar

'Suzanna' _ 'Suzanna' is a cormous perennial forming a narrow clump of upright, sword-shaped, pleated, bronze to bronze-green leaves and arching, branched stems bearing racemes of funnel-shaped, golden-yellow flowers from late summer into autumn.


Crocosmia 'Suzanna' is: Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Erect flower stem

Flower

Golden-yellow in Summer; Golden-yellow in Autumn

Foliage

Bronze-green, Bronze in Spring; Bronze, Bronze-green in Summer; Bronze-green, Bronze in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Red spider mite (box and other) Red spider mite (box and other)

Diseases

Generally pest-free.

General care

Pruning

Cut back faded or dead foliage.

Propagation methods

Division


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Where to grow

Crocosmia 'Suzanna' (Montbretia 'Suzanna') will reach a height of 0.9m and a spread of 0.45m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Beds and borders, Architectural, Banks and Slopes, City

Cultivation

Plant in 8-10 cm deep in spring in moderately fertile, humus-rich soil in full sun or partial shade. Lift and divide congested clumps in spring. Mulch in cold areas to protect from frosts.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun, Partial Shade

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4), Tender in frost (H3)

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Botanical name

Crocosmia 'Suzanna'

Other names

Montbretia 'Suzanna'

Genus

Crocosmia Crocosmia

Variety or Cultivar

'Suzanna' _ 'Suzanna' is a cormous perennial forming a narrow clump of upright, sword-shaped, pleated, bronze to bronze-green leaves and arching, branched stems bearing racemes of funnel-shaped, golden-yellow flowers from late summer into autumn.

Native to

Garden origin

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Erect flower stem


Colour

Flower

Golden-yellow in Summer; Golden-yellow in Autumn

Foliage

Bronze-green, Bronze in Spring; Bronze, Bronze-green in Summer; Bronze-green, Bronze in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Red spider mite (box and other)

Diseases

Generally pest-free.

General care

Pruning

Cut back faded or dead foliage.

Propagation methods

Division


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Crocosmia 'Suzanna' (Montbretia 'Suzanna') will reach a height of 0.9m and a spread of 0.45m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Beds and borders, Architectural, Banks and Slopes, City

Cultivation

Plant in 8-10 cm deep in spring in moderately fertile, humus-rich soil in full sun or partial shade. Lift and divide congested clumps in spring. Mulch in cold areas to protect from frosts.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun, Partial Shade

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4), Tender in frost (H3)

USDA zones

Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6

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