Crocosmia 'Columbus'Item #5745 USDA Hardiness Zone: 6 - 10
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Arching spikes of bright yellow lily shaped flowers, rise on long stems over grass-like green foliage. Makes an excellent cut flower and adds dramatic impact to any border, and draws butterflies into the garden. An herbaceous perennial.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:kroh-KOZ-mee-uhPlant type:PerennialDeciduous/evergreen:HerbaceousGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Reaches 32 in. tall, 18 in. wide.Foliage color:GreenBlooms:SummerFlower color:YellowCompanion PlantsButterfly Bush (Buddleja); Coneflower (Echinacea); Butterfly Weed (Asclepias); Coral Bells (Heuchera); Salvia (Salvia)
- CareCare InformationBest with moist, well-drained soil. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. In colder regions, protect in winter with a layer of mulch. For a neat appearance, remove old flower stalks. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in early spring.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
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