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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'
In early spring