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Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora 'Babylon'
common name: Montbretia
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bulb/corm
leaf colour: green
flower colour: red
main season: Summer
full sun, part shade
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -5°C
USDA zone: 9 to 10
Large, rich orange-red flowers, with a small maroon ring around a yellow eye, in July and August. Vigorous grower.
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.
By division of established clumps, separating and replanting the corms in early spring.
Raised by Jac M. van Dijk, Heemskerk, Holland.