Montbretia

Crocosmia 'Burnt Umber'

Montbretia - Crocosmia  'Burnt Umber'

Common Name: Montbretia
Genus: Crocosmia
Cultivar: 'Burnt Umber'

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Makes good cut flowers

Hardiness: Half-HardyHeight: 0.60 m (60 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.08 m (8 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Bronze, Orange
Foliage Colour: Bronze, GreenFlowering Period: August & September

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

Arching sprays of burnt orange-bronze funnel-shaped flowers appear in August and September among handsome bronze-flushed green leaves. This vibrant bulbous perennial is perfect for a mixed or herbaceous border in a sunny sheltered site or as part of a 'hot' colour scheme. For maximum impact plant in bold drfits in a sunny sheltered site with moderately fertile humus-rich well-drained soil. They make excellent cut flowers.

    • 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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