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botanical name:
Crocosmia x crocosmoides 'Castle Ward Late'
Crocosmia x crocosmoides 'Castle Ward Late' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Montbretia
synonyms:  Crocosmia aurea x paniculata 'Castle Ward Late', Crocosmia latifolia 'Castle Ward Late'
family:  Iridaceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 1.20m
width: 0.75m
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: -12°C
USDA zone: 8 to 10
description:
Large elegant sprays of burnt orange and red flowers in late summer. Tall pleated leaves. Strong growing.

cultivation:
Moist, well drained soil in sun or part shade. Fairly hardy variety.
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:
Bred by Max Leichtlin, before 1895

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