Crocosmia 'Paul's Best Yellow'

Crocosmia ‘Paul’s Best Yellow’

Montbretia

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Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Crocosmia 'Paul's Best Yellow'
  • Common name: Montbretia
  • Family: Iridaceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial, Deciduous
Flower colour:

Yellow

Foliage colour:

Green

Crocosmias form dense clumps of upright sword-shaped foliage, from which sprays of brightly coloured flowers, carried in branched spikes, appear in late summer.

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Croscosmia ‘Paul’s Best Yellow’ bears upright swords of large, rich yellow, freesia-like flowers from late-summer to autumn. It’s ideal for growing in swathes through the herbaceous border, particularly in hot or tropical planting schemes, and the flowers are excellent for cutting.

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Grow Croscosmia ‘Paul’s Best Yellow’ in well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade. In colder regions choose a sheltered site and mulch the corms in autumn to protect them over winter. Divide congested clumps in spring. Croscosmia ‘Paul’s Best Yellow’ has been awarded the Royal Horticultural Society’s prestigious Award of Garden Merit.

How to grow Crocosmia 'Paul's Best Yellow'

  • Plant size

    1.5m height

    100cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, east facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Middle

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, full sun, partial shade
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Clay / heavy / moist / well drained / light / sandy
  • Plant care: Needs regular watering in pots

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do not Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Divide
Divide

Do not Divide in January

Do not Divide in February

Do Divide in March

Do Divide in April

Do Divide in May

Do not Divide in June

Do not Divide in July

Do not Divide in August

Do not Divide in September

Do not Divide in October

Do not Divide in November

Do not Divide in December

Crocosmia 'Paul's Best Yellow' and wildlife

Crocosmia 'Paul's Best Yellow' is known for attracting bees. It has nectar/pollen rich flowers.

Attractive to Bees

Does not attract Beneficial insects

Does not attract Birds

Does not attract Butterflies​/​Moths

Does not attract Other pollinators

Is Crocosmia 'Paul's Best Yellow' poisonous?

Crocosmia 'Paul's Best Yellow' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People