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Montbretia Emily McKenzie in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora 'Emily McKenzie' syn. Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora 'Lady McKenzie'

 

Montbretia 'Emily McKenzie'

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. 'Emily' sports burnt orange flowers with centre splash of red. Flowering period is late summer. It is frost hardy, and might need some winter protection.

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plant Features
  • Montbretia Emily McKenzie likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Montbretia Emily McKenzie likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

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

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Montbretia Emily McKenzie likes all soil conditions

    All soil conditions

 
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plant information

Common name

Montbretia 'Emily McKenzie'

Latin name

Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora 'Emily McKenzie' syn. Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora 'Lady McKenzie'

type

Cormous perennial

family

Iridaceae

ph

3.5 - 10.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Montbretia Emily McKenzie likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

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

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Montbretia Emily McKenzie likes all soil conditions

    All soil conditions

  • Water

    Montbretia Emily McKenzie likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Montbretia Emily McKenzie is 0.20meters x 0.60meters 0.20 M 0.60 M

Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora 'Emily McKenzie' syn. Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora 'Lady McKenzie'

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. 'Emily' sports burnt orange flowers with centre splash of red. Flowering period is late summer. It is frost hardy, and might need some winter protection.


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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