Orange Pekoe Montbretia
Crocosmia 'Pek Or'
|Description||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.|
|Light||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Watering||Keep soil moist, but not soggy.|
|Blooms||Mid to Late Summer|
|Mature Size||Moderately fast growing; reaches 24 to 26 in. tall and wide.|
|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.|
|Lore||If flower spikes are left on plant after blooms fade, the seed pods that develop will attract birds in the fall.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-9
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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.