Crocosmia George Davidson has sword-like, green leaves and arching spikes of rich amber-yellow, freesia-like flowers in July and August. These cheerful montbretia are perfect for a planting scheme based on 'hot' colours. For maximum impact plant in bold drifts in a sunny, sheltered site with moderately fertile, humus-rich, well-drained soil.
Resist removing the faded foliage in autumn and cover the crown of the plant with bracken or bark chips to protect the plant against frost damage. Lift and divide congested colonies in spring, planting the divided sections 8-10cm (3-4in) deep.
- Enjoys full sun or partial shade
- Moderately-fertile, humus-rich, well-drained soil
- Average to fast-growing
- Flowers July and August
- Frost hardy (needs winter protection in cold areas)