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botanical name:
Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora 'Babylon'
Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora 'Babylon' © Deeproot Plant Base
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common name:  Montbretia
family:  Iridaceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 0.90m
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:
Large, rich orange-red flowers, with a small maroon ring around a yellow eye, in July and August. Vigorous grower.

cultivation:
Moist, well drained, fertile soil in sun or part shade.
Plant corms about 10cm deep.
Cut back foliage as it discolours. Divide every five to six years. Mulch in autumn.

propagation:
By division of established clumps, separating and replanting the corms in early spring.

other notes:
Raised by Jac M. van Dijk, Heemskerk, Holland.

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