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Montbretia 'Emily Mckenzie'

Crocosmia × crocosmiiflora 'Emily McKenzie'

Starr 050817-3944 Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora by Forest & Kim Starr (CC BY 3.0)

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H4

RHS hardiness

-10°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1m

Max

50cm

50cm

Min

10cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Montbretia 'Emily Mckenzie' Overview

Crocosmia × crocosmiiflora 'Emily McKenzie' is an erect, compact, vigorous and free-flowering plant. It produces large, deep-orange (with reddish-purple throats), long-lasting flowers, of which there are several on each arching stem, in late summer. Its leaves are narrow and lance-shaped. Crocosmia - or Montbretia, as they're also called - like a position in partial shade or full sun, and moist, well-drained soil. They should be planted 8 to 10cm deep, ideally in moderately fertile, humus-rich soil. The corms can be lifted and divided in early spring to produce more plants and help existing clumps to maintain vigour. Crocosmia × crocosmiiflora 'Emily McKenzie' are lovely eye-catchers, suitable for planting against walls, at the edges of mixed borders and are often seen near the coast. They also make excellent cut flowers and good patio pot plants. They mix well with other flowering plants to produce a late summer display.

Common problems with Montbretia 'Emily Mckenzie'

Generally free from pests and diseases

    How to propagate Montbretia 'Emily Mckenzie'

    Division

    In early spring

    Special features of Montbretia 'Emily Mckenzie'

    Attractive flowers

    Attractive leaves

    Pot plant