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Crocosmia 'Sunglow' / Monbretia / Summer Flowering / Bulbs

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Crocosmia 'Sunglow' / Monbretia / 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 an abundance of amber yellow flowers on upright stems to a height of about 60cm.  Crocosmias look good growing in drifts in beds and borders, and also in containers.  They are good cut flowers and attract pollinators into the garden.  


Crocosmia ‘Sun Glow’ grows best in sun to part shade and fertile well drained soils.  The plants die back in winter, when the can be tidied up, and start growing again in spring.  They can be left in the ground over winter.  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 or into containers.  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 10 - 15cm
Conditions  Sun to part shade and fertile well-drained soil
Plant

Plant the bulbs March to May 8-10cm deep and 10cm 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 even 3 years or so to keep them looking good.   Clumps can be divided in autumn in warmer gardens.