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Columbus Montbretia

Crocosmia 'Columbus'

Pronunciation: kroh-KOZ-mee-uh
SKU #05745
6-10

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OVERVIEW
Description 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.
Light Full sun
Watering Keep soil moist, but not soggy.
Blooms Summer
Mature Size Reaches 32 in. tall, 18 in. wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Herbaceous
Special Features Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Easy Care
Growth Rate Moderate
Flower Attributes Flowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
STYLE
Landscape Use Border, Container, Poolside
Flower Color Yellow
Foliage Color Green
Companion Plants Butterfly Bush (Buddleja); Coneflower (Echinacea); Butterfly Weed (Asclepias); Coral Bells (Heuchera); Salvia (Salvia)
CARE
Care 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.

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