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Crocosmia Babylon

Also known as Montbretia, the name Crocosmia comes from the Greek ‘Krokos’ meaning saffron and ‘osme’ meaning smell as when rubbed the leaves give a scent of saffron.

Whatever the weather, your autumn garden will be hot, hot, hot with these fiery flowers. Dense clumps of lance shaped foliage are formed and create movement in the breeze while strong arching stems hold sprays of brightly coloured blooms high above. Just plant the corms on arrival and as if by magic they appear in the summer. Good as cut flowers in your home. Drought tolerant, perfect for borders and containers and rabbit resistant. Prefers well-drained soil in sun. Height 75-100cm (30-40"). Spread 10cm (4") though they do 'clump up' very quickly. Hardy tuberous perennial.
Flower Colour

Drought Tolerant, Flowers For Cutting/Drying, Pest Resistant, Scented

Hardy Perennial


March onwards

Flowering Time
Autumn, Summer

Sun or Partial Shade

10cm (4")

90cm (36")



Moderately fertile, humus rich and well drained


Sun or part shade


Good for cutting


July to September

Additional Information

(Montbretia) Trouble free. Slug and rabbit resistant. Feed Crocosmia with a general fertiliser during spring to promote healthy flower and foliage growth. Once established, rainwater should suffice unless during drought. Mulch for the first winter, regularly in very frost prone areas. Lift and divide congested clups to maintain vigour. Hardy tuberous perennial.

Delivery Date: 17 Mar 2019 (+/- 14days)
Plant Hardiness

How hardy are our plants?

All our plants have a guideline temperature for how well they will tolerate winter cold.

Fully hardy perennials will withstand temperatures down to -15 °C (5°F) and often lower.
Hardy perennials are happy down to at least -5°C (23°F)
Half hardy perennials can withstand down to around 0°C (32°F)
And Tender perennials may be damaged by temperatures below 5°C (41°F)

Please remember that temperatures can vary significantly within quite a small area, and hardiness can be affected by soil, position and other factors.
If in doubt please give us a call.

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"Thank you ladies for your beautiful plants.
Praise also, for the Bulrush Compost, of which I have purchased 8 bags during the past six months. It is superb and my garden has flourished.
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