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Crocosmia × crocosmiiflora 'Carmin Brillant' AGM

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Characteristics

Plant type

Bulb or Herbaceous Perennial

Habit

Clump-forming

Resilience

Hardiness

H4 (hardy - average winter)

Colour

Flower

Dark Pink in Summer

Foliage

Green in Autumn, Spring and Summer

Size

Ultimate height

0.5-1 metres

Ultimate spread

0.1-0.5 metres

Time to ultimate height

2-5 years


Preferred common name

montbretia 'Carmin Brilliant'

Family

Iridaceae


Crocosmia are deciduous cormous perennials with erect, sword-shaped leaves and branched spikes of showy, funnel-shaped flowers in summer

'Carmin Brillant' is an upright perennial to 60cm, with narrow foliage and sprays of carmine-pink flowers opening from bright red buds

Synonym(s)

  • Crocosmia × crocosmiiflora 'James Coey' misapplied
  • Crocosmia 'Carmin Brilliant'
  • Crocosmia 'James Coey' hort.

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Part shade

Aspect

  • South-facing, West-facing or East-facing
  • Exposed or Sheltered

Cultivation

Plant 8 to 10cm deep in moderately fertile, humus-rich soil. Lift and divide congested clumps to maintain vigour

Soil

  • Moist but well-drained
  • Acid, Alkaline or Neutral
  • Sand, Clay, Chalk or Loam

Propagation

Propagate by seed sown in containers in a cold frame as soon as ripe or by division in early spring as growth begins

Suggested planting locations and garden types

Banks and Slopes, City/Courtyard Gardens, Coastal, Cottage/Informal Garden, Flower borders and beds, Cut Flowers or Underplanting of Roses and Shrubs


How to care

Pruning

No pruning required

Pests

Generally pest free

Diseases

Generally disease free