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CROCOSMIA 'John Boots'
Valued for its relatively compact habit and sunny flowers, this herbaceous perennial is one of many garden hybrids of the South African genus Crocosmia. It bears slightly arching wands of flat-faced, golden-yellow flowers with paler centers from mid- to late summer. The six-lobed, long-tubed blooms, which resemble miniature daylilies, rise on knee-high stems above pleated, erect, iris-like leaves. The plants grow from corms which spread moderately 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 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
Full Sun, Partial Sun
20"-28" / 50.8cm - 71.1cm
1'-2' / 0.3m - 0.6m
Early Summer, Summer, Late Summer
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Lemon Yellow, Gold
Green, Light Green
Container, Cutflower, Edging, Feature Plant, Mixed Border
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