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Emily McKenzie Crocosmia

Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora Emily Mckenzie
SKU: HC017426
per Bag of 10
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In late summer, ‘Emily McKenzie’ Crocosmia sets the garden aflame with bi-color blooms of coppery-orange and red. Vertical bright green foliage adds interest. Bright, bouncy flowers add a vibrant note just when other flowers are fading, and it will flower until frost. Loved for its cheerful blossoms that attract butterflies and hummingbirds, and make great long-lasting bouquets.
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Botanical Name
Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora Emily Mckenzie
Growing Zones
Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Cut Flowers
Soil Moisture
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Mature Height
20-24" tall
Bloom Time
Mid to late summer


Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora ‘Emily McKenzie’ (Montbretia) delights the late summer garden with pinwheel flowers of rich apricot to burnt orange around a yellow throat. Also known as Montbretia or Coppertips, this plant is in the Iris family, with flowers from 1-3 inches. ‘Emily McKenzie’ Crocosmia thrives in full sun to part shade, and once established is an easy-care favorite of butterflies and hummingbirds. Plant in soil with good drainage in a sun-to-part-sun location. Blooming along with Rudbeckia, Echinacea, and Aster, it’s a unique and eye-catching addition to the garden. Plant bulbs (corms) about 2" apart in groups of at least 10 for best results. Deer and rabbit resistant, it’s also drought tolerant once established. (2-3' tall x 1-2' wide)