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Montbretia in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Crocosmia

 

Montbretia

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.

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plant Features
  • Montbretia likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Montbretia likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

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

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Montbretia likes all soil conditions

    All soil conditions

 
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plant information

Common name

Montbretia

Latin name

Crocosmia

type

Cormous perennial

family

Iridaceae

ph

3.5 - 10.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Montbretia likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

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

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Montbretia likes all soil conditions

    All soil conditions

  • Water

    Montbretia likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Montbretia is 0.10meters x 0.60meters 0.10 M 0.60 M

Crocosmia

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.


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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