Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora Harlequin

Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora Harlequin


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Formerly known as montbretia, this crocosmia is a cheerful bicolour variety producing masses of vivid yellow and orange freesia-like blooms with a red reverse. The flowers are held in a line on tall, arching dark purple stems in late summer and into autumn.

Ideal as part of a 'hot' garden planting scheme, or C. Harlequin will form the star of the cut flower garden. An excellent choice for sunny, well-drained sites and ideally situated at the back of a border or where it can overhang a sweeping lawn or path.

This lovely late flowering corm will quickly divide and form a large clump of sword-like leaves. Crocosmias are herbaceous bulbous perennials that disappear in the winter and regrow from bare ground each spring.

Pot Size: 3L

Common Name: Montbretia Harlequin

Hardiness: Fully hardy

Height and Spread: 60cm x 20cm

Preferred Soil Type: Any dry or well-drained, humus rich, fertile

Position: Full sun / Partial shade

Flowering Period: July – October

Care: In cold areas cover with a mulch in winter