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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 is ideal for the 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.
Species: x crocosmiiflora
Cultivar: Emily McKenzie
Plant type: Hardy perennial
Flower colour: Orange
Foliage colour: Mid-green
Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade
Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Acidic, Chalky/alkaline
Skill level: Beginner
Time to divide plants: March to May
Flowering period: July to September
how deep do i need to plant the bulbs
not to deep,they tend to spread everywhere if not kept in check but they are lovely.you 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.
Great plant with wonderful flowers!
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