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Are there different types of crocosmia?
There are hundreds of crocosmia varieties to choose from, flowering in red, orange or yellow from June to late summer, above ornamental, strappy, bright green leaves. They make an excellent cut flower.
Which crocosmia is best?
Crocosmia 'Lucifer' (Montbretia)
Probably the most widely grown cultivar of Crocosmia, award-winning Crocosmia 'Lucifer' produces decorative clumps of erect pleated leaves and brilliant wands of fiery scarlet red tubular flowers which bloom for 5-8 weeks from mid to late summer.
Should crocosmia be cut back?
As stated above, you do not need to prune Crocosmia, other than de-heading dead flowers during summer. You can, however, cut the plant back once its leaves have withered and died in late autumn, in order to make way for new growth.
Is there a pink crocosmia?
Crocosmia Culzean Pink lovely form of Crocosmia. Clump forming perennial with lance shaped green leaves and soft red-orange flowers which fade to a lovely pink colour like a peach, flowers from late summer.
Can you grow crocosmia in shade?
Crocosmias grow well in most soil types, but do best in soil that retains some moisture in summer. They prefer full sun, but also tolerate dappled or light shade.
Are all crocosmia invasive?
This is an extremely popular garden plant, widely grown for its sprays of reddish orange flowers that appear in late summer.
Montbretia Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora.
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What are the other names of crocosmia?
Crocosmia aurea, common names falling stars, Valentine flower, or montbretia, is a perennial flowering plant belonging to the family Iridaceae.
How many crocosmia bulbs do I plant in an area?
They are best planted in light, well-drained soil. On heavy soil, you'll need to add plenty of grit to the planting holes. In late-spring to early summer, plant out young crocosmia plants – these are really effective planted in groups of three or more.
Which is the tallest crocosmia?
Crocosmia paniculata is the tallest crocosmia at 1.2m if its high drama you're after. Crocosmias make excellent cut flowers, their wonderful colours add drama to your arrangements and flowering continues for more than a week after being cut.
Can I plant crocosmia under a tree?
Although a sunny position is preferable, and indeed flowers will be more prolific in full sun, crocosmia will grow perfectly well in partial shade. I have some planted on a bank under the dappled shade of the trees and they're perfectly happy there.
Is it illegal to plant Crocosmia?
The hybrid, Crocosmia x Crocosmiiflora, is listed under Schedule 9 to the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 with respect to England and Wales. As such, it is an offence to plant or otherwise allow this species to grow in the wild.
Is crocosmia native to UK?
Crocosmia species are easily recognised when in flower by the distinct shape and colour of their flower heads. All are non-native in the UK.