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Crocosmia

  • Scientific Name: Crocosmia montbretia
  • Garden: Beneficial Insects and Compost Garden
  • Plant Type: Herbaceous Perennials
  • Evergreen/Deciduous: Deciduous
  • Sun/Shade Exposure: Full Sun
  • Moisture Requirements: Moist, Well-Drained

Plant Information

With parents that originated in South Africa, northern gardeners can enjoy crocosmia's red flower spikes during the summer months without having to dig up or re-plant this herbaceous perennial which comes back nicely each spring. Morphology: This corm derived plant sends up a tall stalk bearing sword-shaped leaves. Red to orange flowers are borne on branched stems during summer. Flower buds open from the base to the tips of the flower clusters. Adaptation: Easily adapts to all soil types and can spread if the soil is worked around established plants. Pests: None

Data Source

www.pnwplants.wsu.edu

Photo Credit

CRMO full GL (©2020 Gayla Low), CRMO flower1 PAS (©2020 Pat Stephens)
About the Master Gardeners Natural Gardens
The demonstration gardens are meant to show different ways to practice earth-friendly techniques at home. There are eight beautiful backyard example gardens that fit any yard size or preference.
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