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CROCOSMIA x crocosmiiflora 'Constance'
Herbaceous perennials native to South Africa, crocosmias are best known in gardens by hybrids such as 'Constance'. In summer, its spreading clumps of sword-like leaves give rise to medium-tall, slender, arching spikes of brilliant tubular flowers with six spreading lobes. The extra large, lily-like blooms are striking burnt red-orange with lemon yellow throats. Plants grow from bulb-like corms that spread by underground stolons.
'Constance' is eye catching in the sunny border when grown in fertile, well-drained soil. It can be mulched to boost winter hardiness, or its corms can be lifted and stored. It attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds, and is excellent for cutting. A vigorous spreader, it 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
24"-30" / 61.0cm - 76.2cm
1'-2' / 0.3m - 0.6m
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Yellow, Red, Orange
Container, Cutflower, Mixed Border
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