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 InformationProvide 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.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
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