The striking orange-red flowers of this garden Montbretia Meteor otherwise known as Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora Meteore will look beautiful among your shrubs this summer.
The clump forming perennial will produceflowers from late summer until early autumn. They are hardy in mild areasbut best lifted in harsh winters and will grow in sun or partial shade.
Montebretia are ideal for rock gardens, borders and containers. Also make excellent cut flowers!
Details Montbretia – Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora
- Spreads over the years
- Very easy to grow
- Blooms: August – September
- Flower colour: orange
- Full grown: 8 months
- Full grown height: 50 – 75 cm
- Full grown width: 10 – 25 cm
- Plant location: partial sunny location
- Plant depth: 10 cm
- Plant spacing: 10 cm
- Hardiness: -15 Celsius
- Preferred soil: Well drained
How to take care of Montbretia
For best results plant Montbretia according to the instruction on the package in drifts in a sunny, sheltered site with moderately fertile, humus-rich, well-drained soil. You can improve heavy soil by mixing in some coarse builders sand.
After flowering allow foliage to die back naturally as this will send nutrients to Montbretia for next year’s bloom, cut to the ground once the foliage has turned completely yellow. In very cold areas, Montbretia need a sheltered site and the bulbs should be lifted and stored over winter.
Lift and divide congested colonies in spring.