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Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora 'Babylon'
Babylon Montbretia, Crocosmia, Montbretia
In summer, Babylon montbretia has spreading clumps of sword-like leaves which give rise to tall, slender, arching spikes of tubular red-orange flowers. The open flowers have a star-like appearance. It is an herbaceous perennial that rises from a bulb-like corm.
Montbretia is striking in the sunny border when grown in fertile, well-drained soil. In colder climates, mulching will improve its winter hardiness, or its corms can be lifted and stored. Montbretia attracts bees and butterflies and is excellent for cutting. A vigorous spreader, it has escaped the garden in some areas and should be divided every few years to maintain a nice clump.
9 - 3
6 - 9
H1, H2, 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
0'-0' / 0.0m - 0.0m (2)
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Red, Orange, Orange Red
Container, Cutflower, Feature Plant, Mixed Border
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