Columbus Montbretia

Crocosmia 'Columbus'

SKU
05745
Arching spikes of bright yellow lily-shaped flowers, rise on long stems over grass-like green foliage. Makes an excellent cut flower, adds dramatic impact to any border, and draws butterflies into the garden. An herbaceous perennial.
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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 MaturityReaches 32 in. tall, 18 in. wide.
Bloom TimeSummer
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorYellow
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.
Companion PlantsButterfly Bush (Buddleja); Coneflower (Echinacea); Butterfly Weed (Asclepias); Coral Bells (Heuchera); Salvia (Salvia)

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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