Crocosmia Mix - TuberCrocosmia sp
Rewarding Cut Flower!
Crocosmia mix is one of the finest and strongest plants for the border. Crocosmia, formerly know as Montbretia is a beautiful tuberous plant that is regaining its popularity. Very striking, bright red flowers appear in July and August. Crocosmia grows to about one metre high and requires a sunny position. Crocosmia is also suitable as cut flowers for a vase.Show more
Planting and flowering details
Show moreYou can plant the Crocosmia' corms immediately after receiving them in either the ground or in a pot. Beware of night frosts. When planting the corms, make sure that the depth of the hole is twice as large as the height of the corm. A 5 cm corm thus needs to be planted in a 10 cm hole, spaced approximately 10 cm apart. Fill the hole with soil. Plant the corms in good, loose soil. The Crocosmia bulbs can be planted using a trowel or a special bulb planter. For a large group, prepare a larger hole and plant more corms.
Crocosmia makes a great combination plantThe bright red flowers of Crocosmia' are beautiful in a group in the border. The narrow, upright leaves are very decorative. This particular plant combines well with Gaillardia Aristata 'Kobold', Asclepias Tuberosa and Kniphofia Uvaria 'Grandiflora'. This combination grows best in well-drained soil and in complete sunshine
Show moreWater your Crocosmia regularly to prevent the soil around the corms from drying. The plant is fairly drought resistant so wet soil is definitely not desirable. Remove its faded flowers regularly to encourage a good growth. You can leave the flower stalks as they are still quite decorative even without the flowers. For an extra rich flowering, we recommend to regularly add plant food along with water during the summer.
Crocosmia can survive throughout the winterThe corms of 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.
Show moreCrocosmia was formerly known under the name Montbretias. The flowers grow in a double row along the stems which almost grow horizontally.
- Extra information
Latin name Crocosmia sp Delivery type Supplied as bulb or tuber Guarantee 100% Growth and Flowering guarantee Color Mixed Colours Light preference full sun Scented not scented Flowers for cutting yes Flowering period July - October Growing height 75 cm Planting distance 10 cm Planting depth 4 cm Circumference bulb 6 cm