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botanical name:
Crocosmia masonorum
Crocosmia masonorum © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Montbretia
family:  Iridaceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 1.00m
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: -18°C
USDA zone: 7 to 10
description:
The strappy foliage is produced from small corms which often increase quite rapidly. Tall arching spikes of orange flowers. Naturalised in parts of South-West Britain.

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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