Crocosmia 'Paul's Best Yellow'
montbretia 'Paul's Best Yellow'
A cormous, clump-forming herbaceous perennial with an upright growing habit up to 1.5m tall when in flower. It has healthy, mid-green, blade-like leaves and strong, arching flower stems that bear bright yellow tubular flowers from late summer to early autumn
Ultimate height1–1.5 metres
Time to ultimate height2–5 years
Ultimate spread0.5–1 metres
MoistureMoist but well–drained
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
- Full sun
- Partial shade
West–facing or South–facing or East–facing
- 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
Corms should be planted in moderately fertile, humus rich soil approximately 10cm deep and 7.5–10cm apart in groups to form clumps. Water if it is a dry season as a lack of water reduces flowering. May be a nuisance in some gardens if not managed well.
Suggested planting locations and garden types
- City and courtyard gardens
- Cottage and informal garden
- Prairie planting
- Low Maintenance
- Banks and slopes
- Cut flowers
- Flower borders and beds
- Wall side borders
No pruning required, except the removal of dead leaves and flower stems before new growth starts in spring.
May be susceptible to glasshouse red spider mite
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