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Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora 'Emily McKenzie'


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Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour






Skill level


Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora 'Emily McKenzie'

Plant details

Crocosmias form dense clumps of upright sword-shaped foliage, from which sprays of bright orange or red flowers, carried in branched spikes, appear in late summer.

Crocosmia 'Emily McKenzie' is a compact crocosmia. Its wide, bright orange flowers have an attractive mahogany throat. It's ideal for the growing in swathes through the herbaceous border and the flowers are excellent for cutting.

Grow Crocosmia 'Emily McKenzie' in well-drained soil in full sun. In colder regions choose a sheltered site and mulch the corms in autumn to proect them over winter. Divide congested clumps in spring. 

Family: Iridaceae

Genus: Crocosmia

Species: crocosmiiflora

Cultivar: Emily McKenzie

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Orange

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Acidic, Chalky/alkaline

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 60cm

Spread: 8cm

Time to divide plants: March to May

Flowering period: July to September

Reader reviews


how deep do i need to plant the bulbs

flowering rose

not to deep,they tend to spread everywhere if not kept in check but they are can chuck bulbs to one side and forget them the next thing they will be growing.they look lovely in a border in the back.there are many types to choose from and easy to grow on any soil.


My favourite crocosmia.


Found one of these in the bargin bin at my local garden centre, it's a little gem of a crosmia.

asier ibero

Great plant with wonderful flowers!

mrs bee2

I love this crocosmia for late autumn flowering.

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