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Croscosmia
 

CROCOSMIA (Montbretia)  
                                                          
Crocosmia pottsii  
crow-KOS-me-ah POTS-ee                                                 

Perennial Sun to Part Shade  
                                              
Ht. 18-24 Spread 24-36
Spacing 12-18



HABIT:  Red-orange flowers in early summer. Spreading perennial with sword-shaped gladiola-like leaves.

CULTURE: Easy to grow from corms that send out stolons to form new plants.

USES:   Perenial garden color, cut flowers.  Can become invasive in healthy sods.              

PROBLEMS:  Tends to sprawl. Too much water and fertilizer can cause weak growth.



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