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botanical name:
Crocosmia 'Krakatoa'
Crocosmia 'Krakatoa' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Montbretia
family:  Iridaceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 0.75m
width: 0.50m
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:
Cormous perennial forming clumps of stiff sword like leaves. Produces sprays of vivid bright orange-red, funnel-shaped flowers in late summer. Slightly later flowering than Crocosmia 'Lucifer'

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.

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