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botanical name:
Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora 'Star of the East'
Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora 'Star of the East' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Montbretia
synonyms:  Crocosmia 'Star of the East'
family:  Iridaceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 0.70m
width: 0.45m
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
Large open, clear orange flowers with paler orange centres, produced on branching stems from late summer to early autumn.

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 corms from established clumps, in early spring.

other notes:
Bred by George Davison, Westwick Hall, Norfolk, UK, 1910.


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