Common Name: Montbretia
Species: x crocosmiiflora
Cultivar: 'Emily McKenzie'
Skill Level: Beginner
Exposure: Full sun, Partial shade
Soil type: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Acidic, Chalky/alkaline
Time to divide plants: March to May
Flowering period: July to September
Crocosmias, commonly called montbretia, are corms which form dense clumps of upright sword-shaped foliage. In midsummer this makes a good background for the sprays of bright orange flowers, carried in branched spikes. It's ideal for growing in swathes through the herbaceous border and the flowers are excellent for cutting. In very cold areas, the plants need a sheltered site and the bulbs should be lifted and stored over winter. Propagate by division in the spring. The compact C. 'Emily McKenzie' flowers in late summer, its wide, bright orange flowers having a mahogany throat.
Looks good with:Helianthus annuus 'Infrared'
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