A bold combination in our garden of Crocosmia Lucifer above Phlox Glow and Persicaria Clent Charm


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 Coming Later

Fairly early for a Crocosmia with orange flowers with red patterning. Very much admired in our garden.

Crocosmia Columbus Coming Later

Reasonably short with large yellow flowers with red markings. RHD Award of Garden Merit.

Crocosmia Culzean Pink

It does have a peachy pink shade to it! 1ft 6in / 45cm tall

Crocosmia E.A. Bowles Coming Later

Tubular flowers with red-orange-yellow shaded petals.

Crocosmia Firejumper

Short variety

Crocosmia George Davison

Yellow flowers from orange buds

Crocosmia Gloria

Dwarf variety!

Crocosmia Hellfire Coming Later

Devilishly dark smoldering red. About 2ft / 60cm tall

Crocosmia Lucifer

One of the best known and loved Crocosmias. 4ft / 120cm tall and early to flower

Crocosmia Rowallene Orange Coming Later

Tall with pleated leaves. Large panicles of flower in August and September.

Crocosmia Rowallene Yellow Coming Later

Tall, pleated leaves. Really impressive heads of flower in a rich, golden yellow. Very rare variety.

Crocosmia Sulphurea Coming Later

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

Crocosmia Tiger Coming Later

A shortish (1ft 6in / 45cm) variety with pale striping orange and gold flowers fairly early in the crocosmia season. Rare variety.

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