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Montbretia (Crocosmia)

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16 Jul : 12:22

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Montbreteya is also known as krokosmiya. It is a distant cousin of the gladiolus. It grows best - well of tufts and is ideal for color in the garden bed. Has long, sharp and bright green leaves, which contrast strongly in Tomato, funnel-shaped flowers. Because of them most - krokosmiya type is known as "Lucifer".

The plant blooms in August and September.
Reaches a height of 1, 20 meters. Hard freezes.

In the fall did not remove the dried leaves, and cover the crown with ferns and birch chips. Spring lift and divide the branches and planted them at a distance of 8 - 10 cm deep and 6 - 8 cm Pour well and keep the soil moist.

The plant is suitable for chest, which must have holes for draining. Place the container at - sunny window. Place the bulbs of the same depth and distance, and in the garden.

Likes sun to semi - shaded areas. Most - an average of suitable soil is fertile, well drained and rich in humus.

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