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CROCOSMIA EMILY MCKENZIE

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CROCOSMIA EMILY MCKENZIE GLOWING ORANGE FLOWERS WITH CRIMSON THROATS
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“CROCOSMIA EMILY MCKENZIE”MONTBRETIA

  • CATEGORY                    “CROCOSMIA EMILY MCKENZIE ”
  • VARIETY                        “MONTBRETIA EMILY MCKENZIE”
  • DESCRIPTION               GLOWING ORANGE FLOWERS WITH CRIMSON THROATS
  • HEIGHT                          70CM
  • SIZE                               GRADE 1
  • BLOOMS                       SUMMER
  • QUANTITY PER UNIT   5, 10, 25, 50 OR 100

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Please Make Sure When Buying These Bulbs That You Don’t Buy Too Small A Bulb Or They Won’t Flower, Cheaper Bulbs On Ebay Are Very Small And They Will Only Throw Green Leaves For A Couple Of Years. These Bulbs Are A Flowering Size.

“Emily Mckenzie” Is Worth A Place In All But The Smallest Of Gardens. The Seven Or So Crocosmia Species All Originate From South Africa And Since The 19th Century Considerable Hybridizing Has Given Us Some Wonderful Selections For Adding Colour To The Summer Garden. Strictly Speaking They Should Be Classed As Bulbs Or Corms, But The Hardier Types In Particular Are Looked Upon As Perennials.

All Six Cultivars Have Stood The Test Of Time. From Large Clusters Of Corm-Like Roots, Bright Green Spear-Shaped Shoots Appear In Spring, Quickly Forming Broad, Rich-Green, Ribbed Leaves To 120cms. “Emily Mckenzie” Flowers Later Than Lucifer. Arching Heads Of Glowing Orange Flowers, With Beautiful Crimson Markings At The Heart Of Every Orange Petal, On Wiry Black-Green Stems, It Looks More Like A Tropical Orchid Than A Crocosmia. Creating An Eye-Catching Display For Several Weeks. The Combination Of Foliage, Flower And Attractive Seedheads Give “Emily Mckenzie” Great Garden Value, Especially In Plant Combinations.

Plant “Crocosmia Emily Mckenzie” 8-10 Cms Deep And About 15-20 Cms Apart They Like Fertile Well-Drained Soil That Is Moist In Spring And Summer But Drier In Winter. It Does Best In Full To Part Sun. If You Delay Planting Your Bulbs Into May You Tend To Get Flowers That Last Longer In The Autumn, Than In The Peak Of The Summer Heat.

This Pleasing Summer Bulb Makes A Striking And Unusual Accent For Perennial Borders And Mixed Plantings. It Also Works Well In Containers. “Emily Mckenzie’s” Flowers Are Attractive To Bees And Will Brighten Any Large, Sunny Border. These Perennials Are Most Impressive When Planted In Large Clumps.

When Frost Threatens In The Late Autumn, Dig Up The Bulbs If They Are In The Ground Carefully Leaving Soil Around The Roots And Put Them In A Well-Ventilated Shady Place On Their Sides Until The Leaves Wither. Cut Off The Leaves And Store The Bulbs Upside Down Over Winter In Dry Peat. It Needs To Be Dry When Dormant. When There Is No More Frost In The Spring They Can Be Replanted.

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