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  • Eventual height: 0.8m
  • Eventual spread: 0.2m

Crocosmia × crocosmiiflora 'Babylon'

montbretia bulbs

10 corms £4.99

This bulb dies back after flowering each year and enters a period of rest ahead of regrowth the following season.

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: moderately fertile, humus-rich, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average to fast-growing
  • Flowering period: August to October
  • Hardiness: frost hardy (needs winter protection in cold areas)
  • Bulb size: 6+

    On arching, branched stems that rise above the foliage, the large, yellow-throated, orange-red flowers of Crocosmia 'Babylon' are freely produced for several months from midsummer. A vigorous perennial, it will quickly spread to form naturalised clumps.

  • Garden care: Resist cutting back the faded foliage until spring, and in the autumn cover the crown of the plant with bracken or bark chips to protect the plant against frost damage. Lift and divide congested colonies in spring, planting the divided sections 8-10cm (3-4in) deep.
  • Humans/Pets: Ornamental bulbs - not to be eaten