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Crocosmia 'Emily MacKenzie'
Common Name: Montbretia Family: Iridaceae (The Iris Family)

Crocosmia  'Emily MacKenzie'
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A distinctive cultivar from 1954, 'Emily Mackenzie' is a vigorous, free-flowering plant with extra large (for a crocosmia) dark orange flowers with yellow throats each surrounded by a red ring. Plant in well-drained, rich soil in full sun. Crocosmia is distinguished by tall, sword-shaped leaves and arching stems of flowers in shades of yellow, orange and red. The blooms attract hummingbirds and are excellent for cutting. Full to part sun in average to moist well-drained soil.

Geogrpahical Origin:
Southern Africa and Madagascar
Garden Origin

ClassDeciduous  Primary Bloom ColourOrange 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom ColourRed 
Height2-4'  Bloom TimeSummer 
Spread8-12'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureLoves Sun Full - Part Sun Sun  Foliage ColourGreen 
Soil MoistureAverage  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone7-10  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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