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Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora 'Emily McKenzie' (Montbretia 'Emily McKenzie')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.6m
Max height
0.1m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora 'Emily McKenzie'

Other names

Montbretia 'Emily McKenzie', Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora 'Lady McKenzie' , Crocosmia 'Emily MacKenzie', Crocosmia 'MacKenzie', Crocosmia 'Emily McKenzie'

Genus

Crocosmia Crocosmia

Variety or Cultivar

'Emily McKenzie' _ 'Emily McKenzie' is a compact, cormous perennial forming a narrow clump of upright, sword-shaped, pleated, mid-green leaves and arching, branched stems bearing dense racemes of purple buds opening to funnel-shaped, red-marked, deep orange flowers from late summer into autumn.


Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora 'Emily McKenzie' is: Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Erect

Flower

Flushed red, Dark-orange in Summer

Foliage

Green in Spring; Green in Summer; Green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free.

Diseases

Generally pest-free.

General care

Propagation

Lift and divide congested clumps in spring.

Propagation methods

Division


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Where to grow

Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora 'Emily McKenzie' (Montbretia 'Emily McKenzie') will reach a height of 0.6m and a spread of 0.1m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

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

Cultivation

Plant in moderately fertile, humus-rich soil, moist but well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade.

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)

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Botanical name

Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora 'Emily McKenzie'

Other names

Montbretia 'Emily McKenzie', Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora 'Lady McKenzie' , Crocosmia 'Emily MacKenzie', Crocosmia 'MacKenzie', Crocosmia 'Emily McKenzie'

Genus

Crocosmia Crocosmia

Variety or Cultivar

'Emily McKenzie' _ 'Emily McKenzie' is a compact, cormous perennial forming a narrow clump of upright, sword-shaped, pleated, mid-green leaves and arching, branched stems bearing dense racemes of purple buds opening to funnel-shaped, red-marked, deep orange flowers from late summer into autumn.

Native to

Garden origin

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Erect


Colour

Flower

Flushed red, Dark-orange in Summer

Foliage

Green in Spring; Green in Summer; Green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free.

Diseases

Generally pest-free.

General care

Propagation

Lift and divide congested clumps in spring.

Propagation methods

Division


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora 'Emily McKenzie' (Montbretia 'Emily McKenzie') will reach a height of 0.6m and a spread of 0.1m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

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

Cultivation

Plant in moderately fertile, humus-rich soil, moist but well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade.

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)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora 'Emily McKenzie' (Montbretia 'Emily McKenzie')

Common pest name

common blossom thrips; cotton bud thrips; tomato thrips

Scientific pest name

Frankliniella schultzei

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Polyphagous glasshouse pest; present in many countries; single finding in UK.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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