Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora 'Emily McKenzie'

Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora 'Emily McKenzie'

Crocosmia

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora 'Emily McKenzie'
  • Common name: Crocosmia
  • Plant type: Perennial

Height: 60cm

Spread: 8cm

Flower colour:
  • Orange
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Attractive to wildlife, Autumn colour, Flowers

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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. 

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, Dappled shade
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Middle
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Clay/heavy/moist, Chalky/alkaline, Acidic

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

  • Wildlife features: Nectar/pollen rich flowers

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

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