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Item ID: 1707
Genus: Crocosmia
Plant Lists: Deer Resistant, South African Plants, Plants For Cutting, Hummingbirds
Plant Type: Flowering, Bulb, South African Bulb
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Crocosmia aurea

Here is a great Crocosmia to grow for cut flowers or just to enjoy in the garden. Not as invasive as the common Montbretia (Crocosmia x crocosmiflora), this one will form a clump only a couple of feet wide. And the flowers are prettier, too! The flowers are orange-red & produced on branched inflorescences that can get to be 3’ tall. Found growing along the edges of forests in South Africa, it prefers some shade & to be kept moist. It succeeds in most soils except heavy clays & bogs. Yellow dye is obtained from flowers. Hardy to -10 degrees F.

Kelly Kilpatrick-Prop.

Part shade
Avg. water

Perennial

USDA zones 8-10

Item ID: 1707
Genus: Crocosmia
Plant Lists: Deer Resistant, South African Plants, Plants For Cutting, Hummingbirds
Plant Type: Flowering, Bulb, South African Bulb