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Orange Pekoe Montbretia

Crocosmia 'Pek Or'

Vibrant red-orange buds open to bold tricolor blooms with an array of red, orange, and yellow petals. The spectacular flowers appear on long stems above an upright clump of narrow, sword-like, green foliage, adding dramatic color and texture to the landscape. Especially striking when planted en masse. An herbaceous perennial.
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Full sun, Partial sun

Keep soil moist, but not soggy.

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Botanical Pronunciationkroh-KOZ-mee-uh
LoreIf flower spikes are left on plant after blooms fade, the seed pods that develop will attract birds in the fall.
Average Size at MaturityModerately fast growing; reaches 24 to 26 in. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeMid to Late Summer
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Repeat Flowering, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorMulticolored
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleMediterranean, Tropical
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Poolside
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Patent ActSouth Africa
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Easy Care
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsKeep soil moist, but not soggy.
Companion PlantsButterfly Bush (Buddleja); Coneflower (Echinacea); Yarrow (Achillea); Cranesbill (Geranium); Coral Bells (Heuchera)

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: 5-9

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