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botanical name:
Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora 'Golden Fleece'
Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora 'Golden Fleece' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Montbretia
synonyms:  Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora 'Golden Sheaf', Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora 'Citronella'
family:  Iridaceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 0.60m
width: 0.45m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bulb/corm
leaf colour: green
flower colour: yellow
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun
conditions: moist soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -5°C
USDA zone: 9 to 10
description:
Open trumpet-shaped, lemon yellow flowers with a pale centre, in July and August.

cultivation:
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.

other notes:
Introduced 1993.
Similar to, and regarded by some as a synonym for C. 'Citronella', which may itself be an incorrect name.

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