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Crocosmia paniculata - 'Cally Sword' (Crocosmia)

Crocosmia paniculata - 'Cally Sword' (Crocosmia)
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Type Herbaceous flower, Deciduous, Flowering
Form Spreading arching
Size Medium Border Plant (50-180cm height)
Colours Red Flowers (Summer), Medium green Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required
Hardiness Frost hardy
Growth Medium Growing Plant
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Crocosmia paniculata Description

Crocosmia is a useful herbaceous plant in a mid border location, where it will provide a useful splash of late summer colour.

Crocosmia paniculata - Cultivation Notes

Crocosmia should be planted as a potted plant or corm - ideally in autumn - in any moist but well drained 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

Weaknesses of Crocosmia paniculata

  • Does not tolerate very dry or very wet soils

Design & Plant Use for Crocosmia paniculata:

  • 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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