Crocosmia × crocosmiiflora 'Coleton Fishacre'
montbretia 'Coleton Fishacre'
'Coleton Fishacre' produces tubular flowers of rich golden yellow on stocky plants reaching 60cm; vigorous and floriferous
SynonymsCrocosmia 'Darkleaf Apricot'
see moreCrocosmia 'Golden Sheaf' misapplied
Crocosmia 'Rowden Bronze'
Crocosmia 'Golden Fleece'
Crocosmia × crocosmiiflora 'Solfatare Coleton Fishacre'
Crocosmia × crocosmiiflora 'Gerbe d'Or' misapplied
Crocosmia 'Gerbe d'Or'
Crocosmia Golden Fleece _sensu_ Lemoine
Crocosmia × crocosmiiflora Golden Sheaf
Ultimate height0.5–1 metres
Time to ultimate height2–5 years
Ultimate spread0.1–0.5 metres
MoistureMoist but well–drained
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
- Partial shade
South–facing or West–facing or East–facing
ExposureExposed or Sheltered
- Native to the UK
- Clump forming
Crocosmia are deciduous cormous perennials with erect, sword-shaped leaves and branched spikes of showy, funnel-shaped flowers in summer
- Name status
How to grow
This plant is listed on Schedule 9 of the UK Wildlife & Countryside Act as an invasive non-native species. Although not banned from sale, it is an offence to plant or cause these to grow in the wild IN ENGLAND AND WALES. Gardeners possessing them should undertake measures to control them. See RHS advice on invasive non-native species for further information
Propagate by division in early spring as growth begins. Plant 8 to 10cm deep
Suggested planting locations and garden types
- City and courtyard gardens
- Cottage and informal garden
- Cut flowers
- Flower borders and beds
- Banks and slopes
- Underplanting of roses and shrubs
Cut back the faded foliage in autumn or spring
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