Common Name: Montbretia
Developed for its exceptional seedpods in fall, this new hybrid from The Netherlands forms an upright clump of dark green, sword-like foliage topped with arching stems of 20 or more vivid red-orange blossoms with a distinctive, burgundy speckled, gold center. The flowers are spaced very close together on the stems, resulting in a more concentrated blast of color from midsummer through late summer. The decorative seed pods that develop in fall are popular in dried flower arrangements.
Crocosmia’s broad, sword-like leaves are attractive even when the plants are not in bloom and, from a design standpoint, are effective for adding a spiky textured element to the landscape.
Attracts hummingbirds and bees. Blooms mid/late summer.