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Learn How To Plant, Care and Grow Beautiful Crocosmia

Montbretia, Coppertips, Falling Stars


Extremely showy and exotic-looking, Crocosmia produce decorative clumps of erect sword-shaped leaves and brilliant wands of fiery scarlet, red, orange, and yellow tubular flowers which bloom for 5-8 weeks from mid summer through mid fall. Easy to grow, they stand proud and bold provided some basic rules are respected.

1. Select The Right Site

  • Best flowering occurs in full sun or partial shade. Crocosmia will survive in part shade but best flower production is obtained in full sun - except in hot summer climates where part shade will enable the flowers to last longer.
  • Plant in fertile, humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil. Crocosmia do not enjoy hot, dry sites.
  • Choose a spot sheltered from cold drying winds.

Guide Information

Hardiness 6 - 9
Plant Type Bulbs, Perennials
Plant Family Crocosmia
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.

Guide Information

Hardiness 6 - 9
Plant Type Bulbs, Perennials
Plant Family Crocosmia
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
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