Montbretia

Crocosmia × crocosmiiflora 'Star of the East'

Montbretia - Crocosmia × crocosmiiflora  'Star of the East'

Common Name: Montbretia
Genus: Crocosmia
Species: × crocosmiiflora
Cultivar: 'Star of the East'

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Makes good cut flowers, Has interesting foliage

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
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: August & September

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

Self-supporting sprays of clear-orange funnel-shaped flowers with a distinctive pale orange centre in August and September and sword-like mid-green leaves. Unlike perennials of similar height these marvellous orange montbretia do not need staking. Perfect for a 'hot' planting scheme they work best planted in bold drifts in a sunny protected site.

  • 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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