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.
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.
His Majesty Montbretia
Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora His Majesty
Item Package Size
Bag of 5
Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Mid to late summer
6 bulbs per sq. ft.
Flower Bulb Size
Plant 5-8" deep
Average Soil, Sandy Soil, Compost Enriched Garden Loam Soil
Attract Butterflies, Attract Hummingbirds, Deer Resistant, Good For Cut Flowers
Can be grown as a perennial in zones 5-9.
5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Spring / Summer
Ships To Canada
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.
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