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Crocosmia, Montbretia Mix

• Pollinators love them • Excellent cut flower • Bold, bright colors!

Crocosmia produces eye-catching, funnel-shaped blooms in bright vibrant colors of orange, yellow, and red. This deer-resistant member of the Iris family is a hummingbird and butterfly favorite, as well as an easy grower. Crocosmia tolerates both full sun and part shade but does require well-draining soil. It flowers steadily from mid-summer through mid-fall and makes an excellent cut flower. Crocosmia also multiplies readily.

Crocosmia is a beautiful addition to a garden, creating a focal point of bright color and good height. This plant is attractive to butterflies, birds, and bees. Brilliant flowers for the late summer garden. This flower has a wonderful fragrance and it smells like a cross between a gardenia and a citrus plant. It looks tropical but can be grown in much of the north. This is also an excellent choice for large container gardening to give a patio an exotic tropical look!

Plant Details +

Botanical Crocosmia crocosmiiflora
Height 36-48"
Spacing Space plants 18-24" apart.
Hardiness Zones 5-9
Attracts Hummingbirds love it! Also butterflies, birds, and bees!
Exposure Full sun to partial shade
Foliage Green
Flower A wonderful mix in shades of red, orange, and yellow.
Bloomtime Mid summer - September

General Information +

General Characteristics: Crocosmia produces eye-catching, funnel-shaped blooms in bright vibrant colors of orange, yellow, and red. Flowers steadily from mid-summer through mid-fall and makes an excellent cut flower. Multiplies readily.

Tip: Can be grown as an annual in zones 3,4,10. Perennial in zones 5-9. In colder climates, lift and store bulbs inside in a cool and ventilated place until planting in spring.

Planting/Care Instructions +

Soil Type (this field contains PH): Soil/Location: Plant your Crocosmia bulbs in full sun to part shade in average to loamy, well-drained soil. The soil should be well drained and can be somewhat moist but never wet. Add compost or peat humus to enrich the soil and help with drainage if needed. As with most perennials, remember to keep the soil light and airy, so cover them with loose soil and don't pack it in after planting.

Moisture: Water and fertilize regularly after planting and during growth.

Planting Instructions: 1. Dig a hole 4-5" deep. 2. Place bulb in hole pointed side up. 3. Cover with soil and water thoroughly. Plant the bulbs with the thin roots pointed down about 4 to 5" below the soil. The soil below the bulbs should also be well-draining, especially in the winter, so sometimes you will need to dig deeper and then backfill lightly to make sure the bulbs aren't sitting on bad soil. In warmer zones, they don't need to be quite that deep but this helps with winter protection in the north.

Pests or Diseases: Deer Resistant