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.

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Zones 5 - 9
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Attract Butterflies
Attract Butterflies
Attract Hummingbirds
Attract Hummingbirds
Good for Cut Flowers
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Annual Rainfall
1020
10 to 20"
2030
20 to 30"
3040
30 to 40"
4050
40 to 50"
Bulb Spacing6 bulbs per sq. ft.
Bloom Time Mid to late summer
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Size Bag of 5 - Bulb Size: 8+ cm
SKU HSBR305

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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.
SKU HSBR305
Common Name His Majesty Crocosmia (Montbretia)
Botanical Name Crocosmia His Majesty
Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Ships As Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Light Requirements Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Flower Color Red, Orange
Mature Height 36-40" tall
Bulb Size 8+ cm
Bulb Spacing 6 bulbs per sq. ft.
Planting Depth Plant 5-8" deep
Bloom Time Mid to late summer
Planting Time Spring / Summer
Soil Type Sandy Soil, Average Soil, Compost Enriched Garden Loam Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Amount of Rain 10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40", 40 to 50"
Advantages Deer Resistant, Attract Butterflies, Attract Hummingbirds, Good for Cut Flowers
Additional Information Can be grown as a perennial in zones 5-9.
Ideal Region Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

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.

Shipping

Plant Shipping: Buy now and we will ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. Expected ship week will display on the cart at checkout after you enter your zip code. Spring-Planted Perennial and Bulb orders will ship from Feb 25 through mid-June, warmest zones first.

Most plant and bulb orders arrive within 2-6 days, or less, of leaving our greenhouses in Colorado. This prompt delivery is provided without additional express charges.

Grass Plugs Will ship at planting time in spring, beginning in late February.

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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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