Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora ‘George Davison’

Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora 'George Davidson' (c) De Tuinen van Appeltern.jpg
Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora ‘George Davidson’ (c) De Tuinen van Appeltern.jpg

A large variety of Montbretia, with sword-like green leaves and rich-yellow, funnel-shaped flowers on arched stems that flower from July to September. An elegant but vigorous species, described as “a bit rampant in the right conditions” (Ballyroberts Garden) and classed as an invasive non-native species under the Wildlife and Countryside Act, so should be planted responsibly.

H x S: 0.9m x 0.9m

Aspect and soil: Any soil as long moderately fertile and well-drained, in full sun or dappled shade.

Use: in mixed borders, Mediterranean-style or southern-hemisphere gardens; goes well with ‘hot’ colour schemes but also good with grasses, Asters, Echinacea and Rudbeckias.

Care: Cover with a dry mulch in winter to protect the crown from frost damage.

Wildlife: Not especially.

Hazard: —

Origin: Species from South Africa, this cultivar from garden (Norfolk).

Hardiness: H5