|A brand new hybrid bred by friends in Holland….. It caught my eye when visiting there last year and we are please to be able to offer it for sale for the very first time in the UK. The erect stems bear up to 20 flowers. Each bloom is rich reddish-orange with a distinct golden centre that aloso displays 12 small burgundy flecks. It makes an excellent upright clump, and the attractive flowers are also followed by particularly attractive seedheads. The name comes from the title bestowed upon the heir to the crown of the Netherlands - a fitting name to this excellent new hybrid. Crocosmia originate in South Africa and are some of the best perennials for the summer-autumn border. They prefer full sun or part shade, and thrive in moisture retentive soil. Plant the corms at least 4 inches (10cm) deep and split the clump every 3-4 years to ensure a good supply of flowers. For full growing tips click on 'Cultivation Guides' on the menu on the left.
GUIDE TO CROCOSMIA POT SIZES
Our Crocosmia are supplied in 9cm pots with a
more limited range of larger clumps in 1 litre
to 1.5 litre pots.
9cm pots each contain 1 to 3 corms, dependant on
the variety. Each corm should produce 3 or more
growing shoots in a season, and each shoot will
go on to form a new corm the following season. A
single 9cm pot should form a good sized clump in
2-3 years. For a more 'instant' clump we suggest
that you plant three 9cm pots of the same
variety close to each other. In the spring and
summer we supply 9cm pots with them leaves
slightly trimmed. In the autumn we usually trim
the old leaves and flower stems back to 2"
before posting. From late autumn to winter we
supply the corms with fresh shoots appearing –
these are packed in compost in small bags and
can be planted directly outside or potted.
Our larger 1 litre and 1.5 litres pots are only
available on certain varieties and typically
contain 5-6 corms, with the exception of rare or
large-corm hybrids where we might only be able
to fit 1-2 bubs in a pot. We only have limited
quantities of the larger pot sizes and do not
publish them all on the web so please call to
find out which other varieties we have ready.
All orders are sent with cultivation tips.