Montbretia, Falling Stars
|Simple to grow, these drought-tolerant, showy plants naturalize easily. Use for summer color in perennial borders and wild gardens. Good cut flowers in orange, yellow and scarlet with sword-like leaves. Often confused with Chasmanthe, which blooms in the spring. In fall, buy bulbs or get divisions from established plants. In colder zones, plant in a sheltered location and mulch in winter, or dig up and store in fall. In coastal areas, plant in full sun, elsewhere in partial shade.
The favorite masoniorum. The tubular, 1½-inch, orange flowers appear every summer. Likes sandy loam. Dig up and store corms, and replant after spring frosts.
Attributes - Crocosmia masoniorum
Plant Type: Bulb
Bloom Season: Early Summer through Mid Summer
Flower Color: Orange
Height: 2 ft. 6 in. to 3 ft.
Width: 1 ft. 6 in.
Sunlight: Full Sun
Notes: Cut Flowers, Low Maintenance, Showy Flowers. Susceptible to Spider Mites, Thrips.