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Crocosmia 'Twilight Fairy Crimson' (Montbretia 'Twilight Fairy Crimson')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.4m
Max height
0.3m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Crocosmia 'Twilight Fairy Crimson'

Other names

Montbretia 'Twilight Fairy Crimson'

Genus

Crocosmia Crocosmia

Variety or Cultivar

'Twilight Fairy Crimson' _ 'Twilight Fairy Crimson' is a compact, cormous perennial forming a narrow clump of upright, sword-shaped, pleated, bronze-green leaves and arching, branched stems bearing racemes of funnel-shaped, crimson to scarlet flowers from late summer into autumn.


Crocosmia 'Twilight Fairy Crimson' is: Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Compact, Erect flower stem

Flower

Red in Summer; Red in Autumn

Foliage

Bronze-green in Spring; Bronze-green in Summer; Bronze-green 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 'Twilight Fairy Crimson' (Montbretia 'Twilight Fairy Crimson') will reach a height of 0.4m and a spread of 0.3m 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

Partial Shade, Full Sun

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)

Companion plants

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Crocosmia 'Twilight Fairy Crimson'

Other names

Montbretia 'Twilight Fairy Crimson'

Genus

Crocosmia Crocosmia

Variety or Cultivar

'Twilight Fairy Crimson' _ 'Twilight Fairy Crimson' is a compact, cormous perennial forming a narrow clump of upright, sword-shaped, pleated, bronze-green leaves and arching, branched stems bearing racemes of funnel-shaped, crimson to scarlet flowers from late summer into autumn.

Native to

Garden origin

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Compact, Erect flower stem


Colour

Flower

Red in Summer; Red in Autumn

Foliage

Bronze-green in Spring; Bronze-green in Summer; Bronze-green 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 'Twilight Fairy Crimson' (Montbretia 'Twilight Fairy Crimson') will reach a height of 0.4m and a spread of 0.3m 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

Partial Shade, Full Sun

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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