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Crocosmia ‘Emberglow’

Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora 'Emberglow', Montbretia 'Emberglow', Coppertips 'Emberglow', Falling Stars 'Emberglow'

Crocosmia Emberglow, montbretia Emberglow, Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora Emberglow, Coppertips Emberglow, Falling Stars Emberglow, AGM crocosmia
Crocosmia Emberglow, montbretia Emberglow, Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora Emberglow, Coppertips Emberglow, Falling Stars Emberglow, AGM crocosmia

Free-flowering, Crocosmia ‘Emberglow’ features clumps of erect, bright green, sword-shaped leaves and vibrant sprays of star-like, upward-facing flowers of deep scarlet, 3 in. long (8 cm), that open wider than some of the more traditional varieties, revealing their golden throats, from midsummer through early fall. They attract hummingbirds like no other.

  • 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 2-3 ft. tall (60-90 cm) with a spread of 6-12 in. (15-30 cm) and begins to produce its lovely blossoms in the summer.
  • 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 6 - 9
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 Montbretia, Crocosmia, Falling Stars
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 2' - 3'
(60cm - 90cm)
Spread 6" - 1'
(15cm - 30cm)
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, Showy
Tolerance Drought, Deer, Salt, Rabbit
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Banks And Slopes, Beds And Borders, Edging, Patio And Containers
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden
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Alternative Plants to Consider

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

Recommended Companion Plants

Kniphofia ‘Percy’s Pride’ (Red Hot Poker)
Rudbeckia fulgida var. sullivantii ‘Goldsturm’ (Black-Eyed Susan)
Helenium ‘Sahin’s Early Flowerer’ (Sneezeweed)
Perovskia atriplicifolia (Russian Sage)
Verbena bonariensis (Tall Verbena)
Hemerocallis (Daylilies)
Agapanthus (African Lily)
Achillea (Yarrow)

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Requirements

Hardiness 6 - 9
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 Montbretia, Crocosmia, Falling Stars
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 2' - 3'
(60cm - 90cm)
Spread 6" - 1'
(15cm - 30cm)
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, Showy
Tolerance Drought, Deer, Salt, Rabbit
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Banks And Slopes, Beds And Borders, Edging, Patio And Containers
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden
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Do I Need?
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