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Crocosmia spp.

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Full Sun
Easy care
Light watering
Frost Hardy


RHS hardiness


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  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Crocosmia 'Big Top' - 2L Pot - Hardy Perennial - Montbretia

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Crocosmia 'Big Top' - 2L Pot - Hardy Perennial - Montbretia


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Montbretia Overview

Crocosmia is a genus of around 10 hardy evergreen or deciduous, perennial, corm species. They originate from grassland habitats in South and East Africa, with one species restricted only to Madagascar (C. ambongensis). Foliage is sword-shaped with parallel-veined leaf blades, but they are mainly grown for their bright inflorescences, which are showy and consist of 4–20 red or orange flowers. This genus has been cultivated worldwide, with over 400 cultivars available. Some hybrids (such as C. aurea × C. potsii = C. crocosmiiflora) are considered invasive weeds in locations such as the UK and New Zealand.

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How to propagate Montbretia


Divide in early spring, before active growth begins.

Special features of Montbretia

Attractive flowers

Attracts bees

Other uses of Montbretia

Grown for their brightly coloured flowers produced mainly in summer. Suitable for coastal conditions.

Summer Flowering Bulbs

Plant out these flowering bulbs in spring to enjoy their summer performance.

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Looking Good In September - Top 10 Flowers

Traditionally flowering in September, these flowers will be at their best this month.

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