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Crocosmia - 'Solfatare' (Montbretia, Crocosmia)

Type Herbaceous flower, Deciduous, Ground cover, Flowering
Form Spreading arching
Size Medium Border Plant (50-180cm height)
Colours Yellow Flowers (Summer), Medium green Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required
Hardiness Frost hardy, Drought Tolerant
Growth Medium Growing Plant
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Crocosmia Description

Crocosmia 'Vulcan' brings a reliable show of yellow summer blossom. Ideally plant in a mid to front of border location where its compact habit and attractive spilling grass like foliage can be appreciated.


Crocosmia - Cultivation Notes

Crocosmia 'Vulcan' is a relatively compact herbaceous perennial for planting in any moist well drained (but not droughty) garden soil in full sun or part shade. Remove flower heads after flowering and trim back foliage in winter. Mulch in winter and replant every 3-4 years and avoid planting in very cold locations as this is not a fully hardy variety.


Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage


Strengths of Crocosmia:

  • Sun loving drought tolerant plant
  • Suitable for container growing
  • Tolerates heavy clay soils

Weaknesses of Crocosmia

  • Does not tolerate very dry or very wet soils

Design & Plant Use for Crocosmia:

  • Summer flowering plant suitable for drift planting
  • Summer flowering herbaceous plant suitable for border planting
  • Ideal for informal cottage garden style planting

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Common Missspellings: Crowcosmea, Crocosmea, Crocusmia, Crowcomia