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Crocosmia - 'Vulcan' (Montbretia, Crocosmia)

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

Crocosmia is a herbaceous perennial that should be planted in a mid border location among grasses or other herbaceous plants, ideally in a drifts.


Crocosmia - Cultivation Notes

Plant Crocosmia as either as a potted grown plant or as corm - ideally in autumn or spring. Plant in any moist well drained (but not dry) garden soil in full sun or part shade. Remove flower heads after flowering and trim back foliage in winter. Mulch in winter to protect corms and divide every 3-4 years / replant. Plant deep to protect corms in colder areas.


Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage


Strengths of Crocosmia:

  • Sun loving drought tolerant plant
  • Tolerates full sun and sandy, drought-prone soils
  • Tolerates heavy clay 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

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