Massed, mixed colours of Crocosmia create a fiery blend with Heleniums and grasses.

(Common Name: Montbretia)

Lively plants with sword-shaped leaves and bright flowers along stiff stems in late summer. The plants grow form chains of corms and will spread, although the cultivated varieties are not invasive like the species. Some of the very large flowered types are only just hardy, but we have selected some tough types for most garden situations. They grow surprisingly well in shade and will cope with very hot sunny positions provided they do not dry out completely.
Propagate by division in Autumn (preferred) or Spring. Remove seed heads in early winter to avoid the odd self seed as these won't come true to type.

Crocosmia are members of the Iridaceae (Iris) family.

Crocosmia Bressingham Beacon

Fairly early for a Crocosmia with orange flowers with red patterning. Very much admired in our garden. Not a rampant spreader.

Price £5.00 (9cm pot)

Crocosmia Culzean Peach

It does have a peachy shade to it! 2ft - 2ft 6in / 60 - 75cm tall

Price £5.00 (9cm pot) Just a few left

Crocosmia Honey Angels

Short variety with masses of warm yellow flowers

Price £5.00 (9cm pot)

Crocosmia Limpopo

Another short variety with almost pink reddish flowers

Price £5.00 (9cm pot)

Crocosmia Sulphurea

Short (about 1ft / 30cm tall) with pale yellow flowers in August and September.

Price: £5.00 (9cm pot)

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