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Herbaceous PerennialSynonym

Crocosmia 'Emily MacKenzie'

montbretia 'Emily McKenzie' []

'Emily McKenzie' is a compact, upright perennial growing to 60cm with erect, narrow leaves.Dense, arching spikes of deep-orange flowers with reddish-purple throats emerge from purple buds in late summer

Synonyms
Crocosmia 'Emily MacKenzie'
Crocosmia × crocosmiiflora 'Lady McKenzie'
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Crocosmia 'Emily McKenzie'

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Size
Ultimate height
0.5–1 metres
Time to ultimate height
2–5 years
Ultimate spread
0.1–0.5 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Clay
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green
Summer Orange Purple Red Green
Autumn Green
Winter
Position
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Aspect

East–facing or South–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Exposed or Sheltered
Hardiness
H4
Botanical details
Family
Iridaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Bushy
Genus

Crocosmia are deciduous cormous perennials with erect, sword-shaped leaves and branched spikes of showy, funnel-shaped flowers in summer

Name status

Accepted

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in a moderately fertile, humus-rich soil that is moist but well-drained. Thrives in sun or partial shade. Mulch in the first winter or in periods of prolonged frost

Propagation

Propagate by division in spring just before growth starts

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Coastal
  • Banks and slopes
  • Flower borders and beds
Pruning

No pruning required

Pests

Generally trouble free but may be prone to glasshouse red spider mite

Diseases

Generally disease free

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