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botanical name:
Crocosmia 'Zeal Giant'
Crocosmia 'Zeal Giant' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Montbretia
family:  Iridaceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 1.80m
width: 0.50m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bulb/corm
leaf colour: green
flower colour: orange
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -5°C
USDA zone: 9 to 10
Very tall growing, producing large arching spikes of bright red-orange flowers in July and August. Grows from large corms.

Half-hardy, protect from frost.
Cut back foliage as it discolours. Divide every five to six years. Mulch in autumn.

other notes:
Hybrid bred by Terry Jones of Zeal Monachorum, Devon.
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