Crocosmia paniculata


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Plant type

Summer/autumn blooming bulb

Flower colour






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photo by Martin Hughes-Jones, copyright GAP Photos (154813)

Plant details

The pleated, sword-like leaves of this easy to grow summer-flowering bulb add drama to the border from spring to autumn. In July and August they are joined by large sprays of small orange flowers. Plants should be grown in a sunny position with moist but well-drained soil. They are hardy in most gardens, but in colder areas they may need some winter protection.

Family: Iridaceae

Genus: Crocosmia

Species: paniculata

Plant type: Summer/autumn blooming bulb

Flower colour: Orange

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Moist

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 100cm

Spread: 60cm

Time to divide plants: March to May

Reader reviews

Mark Fox

Stunning architectural plant.... Beautiful trumpet like flowers with huge ribbed leaves. This plant is amazingly easy to grow and comes back every year. Grow at the back of the border as they get to 6ft tall.

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