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Crocosmia 'Emily McKensie' / Summer Flowering / Bulbs

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Crocosmia 'Emily McKensie' / Summer Flowering / Bulbs

Crocosmias are lovely plants for beds and borders.  They grow into compact clumbs of sword-like leaves, with sprays of flowers in late summer, from July to September.  This cultivated variety has attractive orange flowers with red throats, sitting on upright stems to a height of about 60cm. 

Crocosmias look good growing in drifts in beds and borders.  They are good cut flowers and attract pollinators into the garden.

 

Crocosmia ‘Emily McKenzie’ grows best in sun to part shade and fertile well drained soils.  The plants die back in winter and start growing again in spring.  They can be left in the ground overwinter.  In colder gardens, mulch over the bulbs to protect them from heavy frost.   


Pack of 10 bulbs.  Plant in March to May directly into unfrozen ground.  Planting instructions are printed on the packet.


NOW AVAILABLE - Spring 2019


Hardiness Hardy deciduous bulbous perennial (RHS Hardiness H4)
Flowers July to September
Height 60 - 70cm
Spread 15 - 25cm
Conditions  Sun to part shade and fertile well-drained soil
Plant

Plant the bulbs March to May 10cm deep and 15cm apart.  Add grit if necessary to improve drainage.  Cover the bulbs with a mulch if the weather becomes very frosty.

Grow

Deadhead the plants to encourage more flowers.  Remove spent flower stalks and leaves in autumn.  Leave bulbs in the ground over winter and add a thick mulch over the bulbs in colder gardens.  Mature clumps should be divided in spring every 3 years or so to keep them looking good.   Clumps can be divided in autumn in warmer gardens.