Crocosmia (Montbretia)

Crocosmia or Montbretia

Crocosmia or Montbretia

Crocosmia or Montbretia if you like, is one of those very special bulbous plants that can literally grow standing in water.

Originally they are from South-Africa, where you might find them growing on the edges of a dams where they could be standing partly covered in water for many months.

It’s not surprising then, why they are so happy here in England, especially at the moment!

There are many varieties to choose from ranging anything in between bright yellow to orange and dark red, sometimes with some bright yellow variation in the centres of flowers.

Crocosmia will spread quite fast so you need just a few bulbs from a friendly neighbour to start off with.

They too love a bit of sunlight, by the way.

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