February 8, 2023
Crocosmia Crocosmiiflora - Emily McKenzie

Crocosmia Crocosmiiflora - Emily McKenzie

Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora ‘Emily McKenzie’ is also known as Montbretia ‘Emily McKenzie’ or Crocosmia ‘Emily McKenzie’. It is part of the Iridaceae family of plants. It is an average to fast-growing plant. Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora is a hybrid. Parents of the hybrid are Crocosmia aurea and Crocosmia pottsii. Crocosmia is native to South Africa.

Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora ‘Emily McKenzie’ is a compact perennial. It is cormous. It grows up to 60cm or 2ft. It produces funnel-like flowers in bright orange color. It has narrow erect leaves.

How to grow Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora ‘Emily McKenzie’:

Grow it in the sun or partial shade. Plant it in moist, moderately fertile and humus-rich, but well-drained soil. No pruning is necessary. Propagate by division in early spring. It is generally disease-free and pest-free. Watch out for red spider mite.

Crocosmia Crocosmiiflora - Emily McKenzie
Crocosmia crocosmiiflora ‘Emily McKenzie’
Crocosmia Crocosmiiflora - Emily McKenzie
Crocosmia crocosmiiflora ‘Emily McKenzie’

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