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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