Helping You Become a More Successful Gardener
James H. Schutte
CROCOSMIA 'Blacro'(JENNY BLOOM)
Crocosmia, Jenny Bloom Montbretia, Montbretia
Montbretias are herbaceous perennials native to South Africa. This hybrid montbretia bears long arching wands of golden yellow flowers that open from orange buds. The six-lobed blooms, which resemble miniature daylilies, rise on long wiry stems above pleated, erect, iris-like leaves in mid and late summer. The plants grow from corms which spread by underground stolons.
Plant montbretia in moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soil in full sun to light shade. In colder regions, plant it near a wall and protect it with a blanket of mulch applied after the ground freezes. In areas where it is not hardy, dig the corms and store them indoors in potting mix for the winter. Divide the clumps every few years to retain vigor. Grow montbretia in mixed borders where you want a splash of bright color. Plant extra to cut. The tubular flowers attract hummingbirds.
9 - 3
6 - 9
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Bulb or Corm or Tuber
30"-36" / 76.2cm - 91.4cm
1'-2' / 0.3m - 0.6m
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Cutflower, Edging, Feature Plant, Hedges
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