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.