Common Name: Montbretia
Species: x crocosmiiflora
Skill Level: Beginner
Exposure: Full sun, Partial shade
Soil type: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Moist
Time to plant: March to May
Time to divide plants: March to April
Flowering period: August to September
Crocosmias are clump-forming, bulbous perennials originating from the dry plains of South Africa. 'Amberglow' has soft orange funnel-shaped flowers borne in mid to late summer with bronze, sword-shaped foliage. It's not as hardy as other crocosmia varieties and needs a warm, protected spot. In cold areas, it's worth covering plants with a deep mulch of well-rotted compost or straw in winter. Once established, crocosmias require the minimum of care and are mostly problem free. Plants can be divided in the spring just before growth starts. Split the corms into small clusters and replant in soil enriched with compost.
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