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Crocosmia x crocosmiliflora 'Venus'

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Key information

Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour

Red

Feature

Flowers

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Beginner

photo by Martin Hughes-Jones, copyright GAP Photos (198827)

Plant details

Groups of flashy crocosmias perk up tropical, hot coloured borders, and this red variety with yellow inner petals makes a good addition. The long, strappy, upright leaves set off the plethora of small flowers held well clear of them. Plant in groups around large-leaved cannas, daturas and banana plants. Overcrowded, congested groups need to be divided. In their first season after replanting divisions might not be that vigorous but they soon pick up.

Genus: Crocosmia

Species: x crocosmiliflora

Cultivar: Venus

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: Red

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

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

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 70cm

Spread: 8cm

Time to divide plants: March to May


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