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Orange Pekoe Montbretia

Crocosmia 'Pek Or'

SKU
42724
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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Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.

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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 HabitUpright
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Mass Planting, Poolside, Cutting Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Patent ActSouth Africa
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); 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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