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Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora (any variety) (Montbretia (any variety))

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 x crocosmiiflora (any variety)

Other names

Montbretia (any variety)

Genus

Crocosmia Crocosmia

Variety or Cultivar

C. x crocosmiiflora (any variety) _ If you don't know the variety name of your Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora (Montbretia), you can add this plant to your lists to get care advice.

Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora (any variety) are cormous, deciduous perennials forming a narrow clump of upright, sword-shaped, pleated, dark green leaves and, in mid- to late summer, arching, branched stems bearing racemes of funnel-shaped flowers in shades or red, orange, or yellow.


Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora (any variety) is: Deciduous

Habit

Compact, Clump-forming, Upright

Flower

Red, Orange, Yellow in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Dark-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 x crocosmiiflora (any variety) (Montbretia (any variety)) 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. Many Crocosmia hybrids are highly invasive. In the UK, it is currently illegal to plant or otherwise cause it to grow in the wild.

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)

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Botanical name

Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora (any variety)

Other names

Montbretia (any variety)

Genus

Crocosmia Crocosmia

Variety or Cultivar

C. x crocosmiiflora (any variety) _ If you don't know the variety name of your Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora (Montbretia), you can add this plant to your lists to get care advice.

Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora (any variety) are cormous, deciduous perennials forming a narrow clump of upright, sword-shaped, pleated, dark green leaves and, in mid- to late summer, arching, branched stems bearing racemes of funnel-shaped flowers in shades or red, orange, or yellow.

Native to

Garden origin

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Compact, Clump-forming, Upright


Colour

Flower

Red, Orange, Yellow in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Dark-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 x crocosmiiflora (any variety) (Montbretia (any variety)) 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. Many Crocosmia hybrids are highly invasive. In the UK, it is currently illegal to plant or otherwise cause it to grow in the wild.

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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