Crocosmia John Boots




Whatever the weather, the flamboyant swathes of bright sunny yellow blooms of this hardy perennial will brighten your garden all autumn. Also known as Montbretia, they originated in the grasslands of South Africa and were named from the Greek ‘Kronos’ (saffron) and ‘osme’ (smell) as the leaves smell of saffron when rubbed. Trouble free, easy to grow, rabbit resistant and good for cutting. Prefers moist soil in sun or partial shade. Spread to approximately 10cm, although this increases over the years. They are not invasive and any unwanted clumps can easily be lifted after a period of time if required.

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