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Crocosmia 'Mistral'

Plant type: Bulb

Crocosmia 'Mistral' bears up to 30 upward-facing orange-red flowers on each stem with yellow throats and a shimmer of magenta-pink over the petals as they age. This is an excellent early-flowering form and is often the first the bloom in my borders. forms a medium height plant with arching flower stems and attractive pleated leaves.

Crocosmia are of South African origin. Crocosmia originate in South Africa and are some of the best perennials for the summer-autumn border. They prefer full sun or part shade, and thrive in moisture retentive soil. Plant the corms at least 4 inches (10cm) deep and split the clump every 3-4 years to ensure a good supply of flowers. For full growing tips click on 'Cultivation Guides' on the menu on the left.

GUIDE TO CROCOSMIA POT SIZES

Our Crocosmia are supplied in 9cm pots which contain 1 to 3 corms, dependant on the variety. Each corm should produce 3 or more growing shoots in a season, and each shoot will then go on to form a new corm the following season.

A single 9cm pot should form a good sized clump in 2-3 years. For a more 'instant' clump we suggest that you plant three 9cm pots of the same variety close to each other.

In the spring and summer Crocosmia are sent with them leaves trimmed. In the autumn and winter we usually trim the old leaves and flower stems back to 2" (5cm) before posting. Plants in pots should be protected from frost until they are planted.

All orders are sent with cultivation tips.

WE HOPE YOU ENJOY YOUR CROCOSMIA!

Our price: 4.00


Detailed Information
Height 36-42" (90-100cm)
Spread 18" (45cm)
Flowering Period Summer
Trecanna Rating 9
Hardiness Normally hardy provided soil is well-drained and 2-3 " mulch is applied in winter.
Position Full sun or part-shade
Soil Moist in spring but well-drained.
Crocosmia Crocosmia 'Mistral'

Crocosmia 'Mistral'
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