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Crocosmia 'Castle Ward Late'

Crocosmia 'Castle Ward Late'

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Plant name: Crocosmia 'Castle Ward Late'

Other names: Montbretia 'Castle Ward Late', Crocosmia latifolia 'Castle Ward Late'

Category: Herbaceous Perennial

Plant family: Iridaceae

Light preference: Full sun/partial shade

Soil preference: Chalk, clay, loam, sand. Acid, alkaline, neutral. Moist but well-drained.

Flowering/fruiting month: July - September

Size:

  • Up to 110cm height
  • Up to 50cm spread

Description: A cormous, clump forming, herbaceous perennial, with an upright growing habit up to 1.1m tall when in flower. It has mid-green, blade-like leaves and arching flower stems that bear an abundance of downward-facing, reddish-orange, starry flowers with reflexed petals from late summer to autumn. The flowers float above the foliage giving a light and graceful appearance. It grows well in shade.

Care: Corms should be planted in moderately fertile, humus rich soil approximately 10cm deep and 7.5–10cm apart in groups to form clumps. Water if it is a dry season as a lack of water reduces flowering. Propagate by division in early spring when clumps become congested or propagate by seed sown in containers in a cold frame as soon as ripe. No pruning required, except the removal of dead leaves and flower stems before new growth starts in spring.

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