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Crocosmia 'Jim Taggart'

montbretia 'Jim Taggart'

'Jim Taggart' is a clump-forming, cormous perennial to about 90cm with mid-green, sword-shaped leaves.Long sprays oflarge, orange flowerswith red streaks, yellowthroats and prominent, yellow stamens, are produced in mid- to late summer

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 Yellow Red Green
Autumn Green
Winter
Position
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Aspect

South–facing or West–facing or East–facing

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

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

Name status

Unresolved

How to grow

Cultivation

Plant 8-10cm deep in fertile, humus-rich, moist but well-drained and preferably sandy soil in full sun or partial shade; in colder areas plant somewhere with shelter from cold drying winds, such as near a wall, and protect in winter with a thick, dry, organic mulch; if clumps become congested, divide them in early spring. Has the potential to become a nuisance in some gardens if not managed well

Propagation

Propagate by division of established clumps in spring, just before new growth starts

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Coastal
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Prairie planting
  • Low Maintenance
  • Flower borders and beds
  • Banks and slopes
  • Cut flowers
  • Wall side borders
Pruning

No pruning required, except removal of dead leaves and flower stems in autumn, or before new growth starts in spring

Pests

May be susceptible to glasshouse red spider mite

Diseases

Generally disease-free

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