Crocosmia × crocosmiiflora 'George Davison'
Large apricot-yellow flowers in August and September, with a hint of green at the nape, on this shorter front-of-the border crocosmia
- Position: full sun or partial shade
- Soil: moderately-fertile, humus-rich, well-drained soil
- Rate of growth: average to fast-growing
- Flowering period: July and August
- Hardiness: frost hardy (needs winter protection in cold areas)
This bulbous perennial has sword-like, green leaves and arching spikes of rich amber-yellow, freesia-like flowers in July and August. These cheerful montbretia are perfect for a planting scheme based on 'hot' colours. For maximum impact plant in bold drifts in a sunny, sheltered site with moderately fertile, humus-rich, well-drained soil.
- Garden care: Resist removing the faded foliage in autumn and cover the crown of the plant with bracken or bark chips to protect the plant against frost damage. Lift and divide congested colonies in spring, planting the divided sections 8-10cm (3-4in) deep.