Crocosmia (Crocosmia masoniorum) in the Crocosmias Database

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Crocosmia masoniorum Accepted
Tritonia masoniorum Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5b -26.1 °C (-15 °F) to -23.3 °C (-10 °F)
Plant Height: 3 to 4 feet (90-120 cm)
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Red
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Underground structures: Corm
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Seeds: Days to germinate: can take up to 10 weeks
Depth to plant seed: cover the seeds thin
Suitable for wintersowing
Sow in situ
Start indoors
Can handle transplanting
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Other: Divide as required or every 4-6 years in spring before new growth emerges. May take 2-3 years to establish.
Awards and Recognitions: Other: RHS-AGM


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