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Crocosmia Solfatare * Crocosmia, Montbretia

Crocosmia Solfatare will catch your eye with its golden yellow to apricot flowers. And then it will do it again for the smoky hued leaves. Crocosmia Solfatare blooms in late Summer and into the Fall. Amongst the common names Montbretia comes up, but it is used less than the genus name Crocosmia. Crocosmia Solfatare will bloom in sun or lightshade. It requires only a little additional water in the driest gardens. With these Autumnal colors it fits well in a garden with the turning leaves. Crocosmia Solfatare is hardy to single digits. With a plant this easy there is often a caveat. They are not so easy to get rid of if you change your mind. Lift them soil and all to get all of the little bulblets left behind. Crocosmia Solfatare will grow over 3 feet in height and will form an ever growing clump. I cut Crocosmia Solfatare back to the ground as I am pruning roses.

Crocosmia Solfatare

Flowers and foliage of Crocosmia Solfatare. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.