This more delicate crocosmia has more open bright orange flowers on arching stems and strap like foliage, no need for staking. Flowering time from late summer onwards.
Height and spread: 50-60cm high, 20cm spread
Common name: monbretia
Position in the garden: full sun or partial shade
Soil type: moderately fertile, well-drained soil
Flowering period: August to September
Hardiness: frost hardy corms
Goes well with:
Flowers: Geum 'Mrs Bradshaw.
Grasses: Molinia caerulea 'Moorhexe'
Care for Crocosmia ‘Emily Mc Kenzie’
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.
Crocosmia attract both hoverflies and bumble bees. If possible, resist the urge to tidy up straggly or faded leaves in the autumn as a number of insects use these for shelter over winter, and the old leaves also help protect emerging shoots from spring frosts.