Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora 'Columbus'

Iridaceae

  Crocosmia
Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora 'Columbus'
 

Habitat: sun or part shade

Flowering: late summer to early autumn

Height: 60 cm

Width: 40 cm

Soil: any good garden soil

With tall spikes of flared flowers in bright colours, these plants are reminiscent of gladioli, but with much more refine, smaller flowers. They soon make good clumps, each corm replaced yearly by several new ones, so that they give good splashes of colour, against the background of tufts of slender leaves. It is good to lift and split clumps after about four year, to encourage flowering.

Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora 'Columbus' has flowers that are bright golden yellow, with the unopened buds providing a contrasting orange colour. It is a little smaller than some of the biggest varieties, but is reliable, giving colourful clumps quite quickly.
K49-1
1 litre pot £6.00

Crocosmia - some other suggestions
crocosmia_carmin_brilliant2.jpg Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora 'Carmin Brillant' is a very fine variety with bright red flowers.
Crocosmia Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora 'Emily McKenzie' has vivid flowers, on the brown side of orange, perhaps best described as burnt orange, with strong markings of an even deeper colour, which we could describe as being on the brown side of orange! An excellent cultivar.
Crocosmia Crocosmia 'Emberglow' has bright orange-red flowers.
invisible.gif Crocosmia 'Mistral' has up to 30 of its bright orangey red flowers arrayed along each arching stem, the open flowers facing upwards, showing their bright colour to all who pass by.