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Crocosmia, Jupiter Montbretia, Montbretia
Montbretias are herbaceous perennials native to South Africa. The cultivar 'Jupiter' bears arching sprays of bright orange flowers with scarlet central blotches. The blooms, which resemble miniature daylilies, rise on long wiry stems above pleated, erect, iris-like leaves in mid and late summer. The stems 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"-48" / 76.2cm - 121.9cm
1'-2' / 0.3m - 0.6m
Cutflower, Edging, Feature Plant, Hedges
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