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Blooms of Bressingham
CROCOSMIA 'Blos'(BRESSINGHAM BEACON)
Bressingham Beacon Montbretia, Crocosmia, Montbretia
Montbretias are herbaceous perennials native to South Africa. This hybrid montbretia bears long arching wands of glowing red-orange flowers with yellow eyes. 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
Yellow, Red, Orange
Cutflower, Edging, Feature Plant, Hedges
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