Montbretia

Crocosmia × crocosmiiflora 'George Davison'

Montbretia - Crocosmia × crocosmiiflora  'George Davison'

Common Name: Montbretia
Genus: Crocosmia
Species: ◊ crocosmiiflora
Cultivar: 'George Davison'

Category: Bulbs, Corms, Tubers & Rhizomatous Plants
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has interesting foliage

Hardiness: Half-HardyHeight: 1.20 m (120 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.08 m (8 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Orange, Yellow
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: July & August

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained

This bulbous perennial has sword-like, green leaves and arching spikes of rich amber-yellow freesia-like flowers in July and August. These cheerful montbretia are perfect for a planting scheme based on 'hot' colours. For maximum impact plant in bold drifts in a sunny sheltered site with moderately fertile humus-rich well-drained soil.

  • Garden care: Resist removing the faded foliage in autumn and cover the crown of the plant with bracken or bark chips to protect the plant against frost damage. Lift and divide congested colonies in spring planting the divided sections 8-10cm (3-4in) deep.


Similar Plants:


Montbretia - Crocosmia  'Lucifer'

Montbretia
Crocosmia 'Lucifer'

Montbretia - Crocosmia  'Burnt Umber'

Montbretia
Crocosmia 'Burnt Umber'

Montbretia - Crocosmia masoniorum

Montbretia
Crocosmia masoniorum