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Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora ‘Solfatare’

Montbretia 'Solfatare', Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora 'Solfaterre', Crocosmia 'Solfatare', Crocosmia 'Solfaterre', Montebretia 'Solfaterre'

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Crocosmia × Crocosmiiflora 'Solfatare', Montbretia 'Solfatare', Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora 'Solfaterre', Crocosmia 'Solfatare', Crocosmia 'Solfaterre', Montebretia 'Solfaterre', Yellow crocosmia

Popular for over 100 years, award-winning Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora ‘Solfatare’ features attractive sprays of soft apricot-yellow flowers floating atop a nicely contrasting foliage of erect, sword-shaped, bronze-green leaves. Blooming from late summer through early fall, this Crocosmia cultivar is more tender than some, therefore, it needs a good mulch in winter.

  • Won the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society
  • Great perennial for the late season garden as it provides weeks of vibrant colors when many other perennials are starting to fade.
  • Resembling the foliage of sword-lilies, Crocosmia’s narrow, bladed leaves also provide interesting vertical accents in the borders.
  • Grows up to 24-30 in. tall (60-75 cm) with a spread of 18 in. (45 cm).
  • Excellent border plant providing color and contrast to the perennial border. It looks spectacular in front of green conifers, among dark leaved dahlias and cannas or next to blue-flowering plants such as Agapanthus (Lily of the Nile), Aconitum (Monkshood) or Echinops (Globe Thistle). Should be planted in clumps of 12 or more.
  • May be grown in containers – make sure you select a large pot with drainage holes.
  • Makes wonderful cut flowers and will last up to 2 weeks in a vase.
  • Easily grown in moderately fertile, humus-rich soil that is moist but well-drained. Thrives in full sun or partial shade where it will multiply rapidly and readily.
  • Tolerant of summer heat and humidity, it is also drought tolerant (once established), salt tolerant, deer and rabbit resistant.

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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.

Requirements

Hardiness 7 - 10
Heat Zones 3 - 9
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1, H2
Plant Type Bulbs
Plant Family Iridaceae
Genus Crocosmia
Common names Falling Stars, Crocosmia, Montbretia
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Late)
Fall
Height 2' - 3'
(60cm - 90cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 6" - 8"
(15cm - 20cm)
Depth 3" (8cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Drought, Deer, Salt, Rabbit
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Banks And Slopes, Beds And Borders, Edging, Patio And Containers
Garden Styles Coastal Garden, City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage
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Alternative Plants to Consider

Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora ‘Honey Angels’
Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora ‘Star of the East’ (Montbretia)
Crocosmia ‘Limpopo’
Crocosmia ‘Bright Eyes’
Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora ‘Meteore’
Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora ‘Emily Mckenzie’

Recommended Companion Plants

Prunus serrula (Tibetan Cherry)
Panicum virgatum ‘Shenandoah’ (Switch Grass)
Rudbeckia fulgida var. sullivantii ‘Goldsturm’ (Black-Eyed Susan)
Echinops ritro ‘Veitch’s Blue’ (Globe Thistle)

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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.
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Requirements

Hardiness 7 - 10
Heat Zones 3 - 9
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1, H2
Plant Type Bulbs
Plant Family Iridaceae
Genus Crocosmia
Common names Falling Stars, Crocosmia, Montbretia
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Late)
Fall
Height 2' - 3'
(60cm - 90cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 6" - 8"
(15cm - 20cm)
Depth 3" (8cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Drought, Deer, Salt, Rabbit
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Banks And Slopes, Beds And Borders, Edging, Patio And Containers
Garden Styles Coastal Garden, City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage
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