A bold combination in our garden of Crocosmia Lucifer above Phlox Glow and Persicaria Clent Charm
(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.
Fairly early for a Crocosmia with orange flowers with red patterning. Very much admired in our garden.
Reasonably short with large yellow flowers with red markings. RHD Award of Garden Merit.
It does have a peachy pink shade to it! 1ft 6in / 45cm tall
Tubular flowers with red-orange-yellow shaded petals.
Like a shorter "Lucifer" and a little later into flower. 2ft-2ft 6in / 60-75cm. A little devil!
Yellow flowers from orange buds
Devilishly dark smoldering red. About 2ft / 60cm tall
One of the best known and loved Crocosmias. 4ft / 120cm tall and early to flower
Lovely, fairly short varieties with pale yellow flowers.
Large pure yellow flowers.
Stunning big, deep gold flowers with red eye pattern. Rare variety.
Tall with pleated leaves. Large panicles of flower in August and September.
Tall, pleated leaves. Really impressive heads of flower in a rich, golden yellow. Very rare variety.
Short variety with bronze leaves in summer.
Short (about 1ft / 30cm tall) with pale yellow flowers in August and September.
A shortish (1ft 6in / 45cm) variety with pale striping orange and gold flowers fairly early in the crocosmia season. Rare variety.