Babylon Montbretia

Crocosmia 'Babylon'

SKU
02366
Tall spikes of tubular, star-like deep reddish orange flowers are larger than most, highly attractive to hummingbirds and make excellent cut flowers. Thrives in the hot sunny border. Herbaceous.
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6 - 10

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Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.

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Botanical Pronunciationkroh-KOZ-mee-uh
Average Size at MaturityFlower spikes to 30 in. tall, foliage to 18 in high.
Bloom TimeSummer
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorRed
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleMediterranean, Tropical
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Mass Planting, Poolside, Cutting Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsFlower & Rose Food
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Clump Forming, Easy Care, Gift Plant
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.

Provide organically rich, moist, well-drained soil; protect roots with a thick layer of mulch. Water regularly in first growing season to establish root system; once established, tolerates drier soils. Remove bloom stalks after flowers fade. Remove old foliage before new growth appears in early spring. Divide every 3 to 4 years in early spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 6 - 10

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