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Montbretia Babylon in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora 'Babylon'

 

Montbretia 'Babylon'

Crocosmia have bright green, sword-like foliage and wiry, branching stems and carrying buds which open to create a splash of colour in the late summer. They grow quickly and form clumps which can become invasive thus need dividing regularly. Crocosmia 'Babylon' has large, lily shaped, mango-orange flowers with a deeper throat. The flower stems reach upto 60cms tall.

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plant Features
  • Montbretia Babylon likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Montbretia Babylon likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Montbretia Babylon is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Montbretia Babylon likes all soil conditions

    All soil conditions

 
plant information

Common name

Montbretia 'Babylon'

Latin name

Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora 'Babylon'

type

Cormous perennial

family

Iridaceae

ph

3.5 - 10.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Montbretia Babylon likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Montbretia Babylon is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Montbretia Babylon likes all soil conditions

    All soil conditions

  • Water

    Montbretia Babylon likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Montbretia Babylon is 0.45meters x 0.90meters 0.45 M 0.90 M

Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora 'Babylon'

Crocosmia have bright green, sword-like foliage and wiry, branching stems and carrying buds which open to create a splash of colour in the late summer. They grow quickly and form clumps which can become invasive thus need dividing regularly. Crocosmia 'Babylon' has large, lily shaped, mango-orange flowers with a deeper throat. The flower stems reach upto 60cms tall.


Flowering season

From Mid Summer TO Early Autumn

Flowers between mid summer and early autumn with striking sprays of upright flowers fading from red through orange to yellow.

 

Planting season

From Early Spring TO Late Spring

Montbretia Corms should be planted in the spring approximately 8cm to 10cm deep and 10cm to 15cm apart. Choose a position with full sun or partial shade in the afternoons where the soil is fertile but free draining.

 
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