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.
|Latin name:||Crocosmia - 'Emily McKenzie'|
|Delivery type:||Supplied as bulb or tuber|
|Guarantee:||100% growth and flowering guarantee|
|Leafs all year:||No|
|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.
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.