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Crocosmia - 'Severn Sunrise' (Crocosmia)

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

Montbretia brings a reliable show of summer blossom with a minimum of fuss and bother for the gardener. Plant this herbaceous plant in a mid border location, either as a potted plant or corm - ideally in autumn - 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 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:

  • Ideal for informal cottage garden style planting
If you like this plant you may also be interested in these:
sun loving drought tolerant plants
plants for heavy clay soils

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View other ground cover plants with orange flowers, or ground cover plants with dark green foliage

Common Missspellings: Crowcosmea, Crocosmea, Crocusmia, Crowcomia

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