Montbretia (Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora 'Solfatare') in the Crocosmias Database

Common names:
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Also sold as:
Solfaterre
Solfatarre

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial 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 6a -23.3 °C (-10 °F) to -20.6 °C (-5 °F)
Plant Height: 18-24 inches
Plant Spread: 2 feet
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Deciduous
Other: greyish-bronze tinted leaves
Fruit: Other: Cut or dried flower arangements
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Yellow
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Fall
Underground structures: Corm
Uses: Cut Flower
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Offsets
Other: Divide every 3-5 years in spring before new growth emerges
Awards and Recognitions: RHS AGM
Child plants: 3 child plants

'Solfatare' (not as noted on photo)

Photo gallery:
Photo courtesy of Singing Tree Gardens Nursery
By Joy
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Photo courtesy of Singing Tree Gardens Nursery
By Joy
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Crocosmia 'lucifer' by Arico Jan 14, 2018 9:17 AM 22

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