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botanical name:
Crocosmia 'Emberglow'
Crocosmia 'Emberglow' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Montbretia
family:  Iridaceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 0.75m
width: 0.45m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bulb/corm
leaf colour: green
flower colour: red
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -5°C
USDA zone: 9 to 10
description:
Dark red flowers arranged in two rows on branched, arching stems. Late flowering, in August and September. Narrow, pleated basal leaves.

cultivation:
Grow in reasonably fertile, humus-rich well-drained soil. In cold areas, plant in a protected location. Cut back foliage as it discolours. Divide every five to six years. Mulch in autumn. Top dress with bonemeal or proprietary bulb fertiliser in spring.

other notes:
Hybrid of Crocosmia paniculata x Crocosmia pottsii, bred by Alan Bloom, of Bressingham Gardens, 1970.

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