Crocosmia 'Emily McKenzie'

Crocosmia 'Emily McKenzie'

Crocosmia 'Emily McKenzie'

Crocosmia 'Emily McKenzie'
Rewarding Cut Flower!
Crocosmia was previously referred to as Montbretia. Its spectacular orange flowers of the ‘Emily McKenzie’ variety appear in July and August, are gorgeous and have a lovely shape. They practically set your border ablaze! Crocosmia also makes an excellent cut flower.
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Latin name: Crocosmia 'Emily McKenzie'
Delivery type: Supplied as bulb or tuber
Guarantee: 1 year growth and flowering guarantee
Color: Orange
Preferred location: Sun
Green stayer: No
Leafs all year: No
Hardy plants: Yes
Self polinating: No
Edible: No
Scented: Not Scented
Grafted: No
Cutting flowers: Yes
Flowering: July - August
Growing Height: 50 - 75 cm
Planting distance: 10 cm
Planting depth: 4 cm
Bulb circumference: 8 - 10 cm

You can plant the Crocosmia tubers as soon as you receive them in the ground or in a patio container. Beware of late (night) frosts. When planting the tubers, make sure that the depth of the hole is twice as deep as the height of the tuber. A 5 cm tuber should therefore be planted in a 10 cm hole. Space the tubers approximately 10 cm apart. Loosen the soil well and plant the tubers with the roots pointing downwards. Fill the hole again with soil. You can plant the tubers using a trowel or a special bulb planter. For larger groups plant more tubers into a larger hole.

Crocosmia makes a great combination plant

The orange flowers of Crocosmia look beautiful grouped in the flower border. The narrow, upright leaves are very decorative. This particular plant combines well with Gaillardia Aristata 'Kobold', silk flower, Asclepias Tuberosa and Kniphofia Uvaria 'Grandiflora'. This combination grows best in well-drained soil and in complete sunshine.


Water your Crocosmia regularly to prevent the soil around the bulbs from drying. The plant is fairly drought resistant so wet soil is definitely not desirable. To prolong the flowering period, regularly remove the faded flowers. You can leave the flower stalks with seed pods as they are still quite decorative and can be used in a dried flower arrangement. For an extra rich flowering, we recommend to regularly add plant food along with water during the summer.

Crocosmia can survive throughout the winter

Crocosmia are quite hardy. With a layer of fallen leaves or pine branches for protection, they will almost always survive throughout the winter. It is important that the ground is not too wet during this period. During the winter or spring, you can cut off its brown leaves.


Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora is also known as Montbretia. The flowers grow in a double row along the stems which almost grow horizontally.Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora ‘Emily Mckenzie’ Has orange flowers.

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