His Majesty Crocosmia (Montbretia)

His Majesty Crocosmia (Montbretia) has big flaming flowers that light up the fading late summer garden with fresh, vibrant color. Big 3-4" bright burnt orange flowers wave amongst the bright green grass-like foliage and harmonize beautifully with other late-summer perennials.
Zones 5 - 9
Good for Cut Flowers
Deer Resistant
Attract Butterflies
Attract Hummingbirds
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Annual Rainfall 20 to 30", 30 to 40", 40 to 50"
Mature Plant Size 36-40" tall
Bulb Spacing6 bulbs per sq. ft.
Bloom TimeMid to late summer
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Size Bag of 5

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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His Majesty Crocosmia (Montbretia) blooms with the largest flowers in the genus at 3-4" across. Like rich flames, the deep orange to burnt-red flower spikes rule the late summer garden. His Majesty Crocosmia is well-behaved but needs some room to grow--but won’t take over, like the friendly monarch it is! Hummingbirds love Crocosmia (sometimes known as Coppertips or Falling Stars), and both the flowers and seed heads make great cut flowers. While they are at their best with moderate watering, they are drought tolerant once established. With grass-like foliage that adds season-long interest, just cut it back at the end of the season once it’s looking tired. Crocosmia may not bloom the first season, especially in colder zones, but it is perennial and once established it will reward you with spectacular blooms. 30-40" tall x 24-40" wide.
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Common Name
His Majesty Crocosmia (Montbretia)
Botanical Name
Crocosmia His Majesty
Item Package Size
Bag of 5
5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Flower Color
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Bloom Time
Mid - Late Summer
Bloom Time
Mid to late summer
36 inches
Mature Height
36-40" tall
Bulb Spacing
6 bulbs per sq. ft.
Flower Bulb Size
8 cm
Planting Depth
Plant 5-8" deep
Amount Of Rain
20 to 30", 30 to 40", 40 to 50"
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Average Soil, Compost Enriched Garden Loam Soil
Soil Moisture
Average, Well Draining
Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Good for Cut Flowers, Deer Resistant, Attract Butterflies, Attract Hummingbirds
Additional Information
Can be grown as a perennial in zones 5-9.
Ships As
Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Planting Time
Spring / Summer
Ships To Canada
Planting Guides

Summer Blooming Bulbs, including popular varieties such as gladiolus and dahlias, are planted in the spring and bloom in the summer. Most of these bulbs are tropical and require warm weather to be planted. There must not be any danger of frost and your ground temperature must have reached 55 degrees Fahrenheit before planting. Many of our summer blooming bulbs can be planted as perennials in zones 9-10 (zone 8 if mulched), but should be treated as annuals in cooler climates. You can lift them and store them in the fall, or bring patio pots inside before frost. See page 15 of our Planting Guide for a bulb depth planting illustration.

View more Planting Guides, or download our complete Planting Guide for tips on caring for your plants when you receive your order, as well as planting instructions for Perennials, Spring-Planted Bulbs, Fall-Planted Bulbs, Cacti & Succulents, Xeric Plants and more.
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Zone 9Shipping begins the week of February 25th, 2019
Zone 10Shipping begins the week of February 25th, 2019
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