Montbretia

Crocosmia × crocosmiiflora 'Solfatare'

Montbretia - Crocosmia × crocosmiiflora  'Solfatare'

Common Name: Montbretia
Genus: Crocosmia
Species: × crocosmiiflora
Cultivar: 'Solfatare'

Category: Bulbs, Corms, Tubers & Rhizomatous Plants
Growth Rate: Average

Hardiness: Half-HardyHeight: 0.70 m (70 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.08 m (8 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Orange, Yellow
Foliage Colour: Bronze, GreenFlowering Period: July to September

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

Distinct from other Crocosmia in their beautiful bronze foliage which compliments the sprays of apricot yellow flowers from July to September. An unusual montbretia, providing a welcome cooling note in a planting scheme of hot autumnal oranges and reds. For best effect, 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.

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