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  • Flowering Time
    • July
    • August
    • September
    • October
  • Planting Time
    • March
    • April
    • May
  • Growing
    • Hardy
    • Perennial
  • Perfect For
    • Naturalising
  • Flowering Height
    • 50-70 cm
  • Bulb Size
    • 6/+ cm
  • Colour
    • Blacks & Deep Shades
    • Oranges & Yellows

Crocosmia Emily McKenzie

M6162
£2.95
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Description

Discovered growing in a garden in the Tyne Valley in the 1950s, Crocosmia ‘Emily Mckenzie’ has since become a firm favourite. With sprays of showy, star-shaped flowers dancing from arching stems, this variety provides height, movement, and colour for your late summer and autumn display. Unfurling from clusters of node-like buds, each vibrant petal is rusty orange with a dark mahogany throat. ‘Emily Mackenzie’ is a compact variety – easier to contain than some of its cousins – and the wiry stems are self-supporting. This Crocosmia is long-lasting in the garden and as a cut flower, where it can last up to two weeks in the vase.

Care Guide

Select a sunny spot with well-drained, humus-rich soil.  Plant corms 10cm deep, spaced 15cm apart in the soil.

Provide regular watering, ensuring the soil remains consistently moist.

From a bed of sword-shaped foliage, slender stems of fiery-blooms emerge, rising to heights of 50-90cm depending on the variety, from July to October.

Left undisturbed, corms will multiply easily below ground.  Divide clumps every 3 years.

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