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Crocosmia

Montbretia

Coveted by florists, these brightly colored flowers unfold along the length of tall arching spikes, which emerge from handsome clumps of sword-like foliage. If given well-drained soil and divided every 2 to 3 years, this fountain-shap­ed plant will continue to pour spectacular color into your garden for a long, long time.

This Crocosmia is full of promise as vivid orange buds, nestled in dark calyxes, begin to open. A vigorous clump of olive-green blades, warmly tinted in bronze hues, gives way to sprays of large, outfacing flowers, colored a sherbety yellow-orange on the inside and backed with deeper peach shades. Position beside blue blooming Aconitum and relish the spirited union of complementary colors.

Blooms August – September.

Size: 3-1/4' high x 2' 0" – 2-1/2' wide.

Hardy to zone 6.

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