Description... An exotic looking plant with large upright slim oblong leaves, that sometimes arch at their tips. A bold, intriguing foliage clump that is an excellent complement to the flame orange flowers held on alternate sides of the flowering stems. These are to a high degree exotic, individually long tubular blooms, that curve along their length. The plant flowers in August. This hybrid only came into existence in 1880s and has naturalised itself over some part of the British countryside. It stands around 1m (3ft) high with an equivalent spread.
Typically available as
Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora
Planting your new plant
Water the plant thoroughly when you get it home, and plant out as soon as possible. Make the hole for the plant larger that the pot it is in and the same depth. When removing the plant from the pot, squeeze the sides of the pot to loosen it. Loosen the roots of the plant, put the plant in the hole spreading the roots to encourage them to grow outwards. Fill round the edges of the rootball with soil to the same level as the surrounding soil.
Care for your plant
Plants in containers need plant food to thrive when in growth. Seek advice from your retailer regarding best product(s). Follow the packet instructions when applying plant food. Remove fading flowers to encourage fresh ones.
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