Crocosmia × crocosmiiflora 'George Davison'

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Buy Crocosmia × crocosmiiflora 'George Davison' montbretia: An early flowering, vigorous variety

This perennial dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.

  • 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.

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Notes on 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"

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This product arrived really quickly, was very easy to plant, with very good, clear instructions. I planted it in a pot and it came up beautifully and was very pretty.

DawnE

Somerset

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This was used in a mixed border but also in a border of hot bright hot colours and is easy to grow. Plants can be divided over time. Good value for money, well protected during transport, strong and healthy plants. Always know I can trust crocus to provide excellent quality plants and helpful staff if you have any questions.

Pansey63

Wiltshire

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Help with plants for N/East facing garden Hi, I have a little problem choosing some plants....... I really like the look and size of the 'Shady Pink' pre-designed corner planting plan, but our problem is that we have a north east facing garden, so we get no sun at all in the winter, and direct sun for only half a day on either side of the garden during the summer. Would this planting plan be suitable for that level of shade? We are actually are buying plants for the entire garden, so we'd need about 6 new shrubs, and maybe a small tree (we were thinking about the Prunus Amanogawa). Could you please help us with a few shrubs that would do well in these conditions? For perennials, we have been recommended; - Geranium Johnson's Blue, Kniphofia, Crocosmia, and Helleborus foetidus. Are these suitable? Many many thanks! Regards, Josee

Josee Mallet

Hello Josee, It is always difficult to give a definitive answer to the shade issue, but looking at the Shady Pink border, the most shade tolerant plants include Anemone hupehensis Hadspen Abundance, Thalictrum aquilegiifolium and Dryopteris erythrosora. If you click on the following link it will take you to all our shade-loving shrubs http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/shrubs/plcid.1/vid.11/ and for the shade -loving perennials http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/perennials/plcid.2/vid.11/ Of the plants you have listed, the Prunus, Helleborus foetidus, Kniphofia and Crocosmia will be OK as long as there is more sun than shade. I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

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Crocosmia when can I plant? Hello, Can I still plant out Crocosmia - or am I too late to plant in February? If so, can I order from you? Irene

Irene

Hello Irene, It is not too late to plant these, and we still have a few currently available on our site - just click on the following link to go straight to them. http://www.crocus.co.uk/search/_/search.crocosmia/ I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

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