Crocosmia crocosmiiflora

("Coppertips / Falling stars")

Crocosmia crocosmiiflora

Crocosmia form tufts of erect, sword-shaped leaves and an abundance of funnel-shaped flowers that are carried on graceful, wiry, arching stems that will bloom from 5-8 weeks. They prefer light sandy soils with good drainage. Water well all Summer long though. Crocosmias are loviest in front of green conifers, among dark leaved dahlias and cannas or next to blue-flowering plants such as Agapanthus (Lily of the Nile), Aconitum (Monkshood) or Echinops (Globe Thistle). As cutflowers they will last up to two weeks in a vase.

What You Need To Know Before You Plant:

When Will This Flower Bloom?

Mid Summer continuous into mid Fall

When Should I Buy and Plant These Bulbs?


What Kind of Light Does This Bulb Prefer?

Full sun to dappled shade

What Color Will the Flower Be?

See 'popular varieties'

How Far Apart Should I Plant These Bulbs?

2 in / 5 cm

How Deep Should I Dig?

3 in / 8 cm

How Tall Will It Grow?

20-36 in / 50-90 cm

Recommended Number of Bulbs Per Square Foot?


Is It Deer/Critter Resistant?


How Can I Best Use It in My Landscaping?

In borders, flowerbeds and perennial gardens.

Other Popular Varieties

'Babylon' (orange-red), 'Columbus' (orange-yellow), 'Emily McKenzie' (orange), 'Lucifer' (red) and 'George Davidson' (yellow).

About the Family

Crocosmia (aka Montbretia) Family

Native to the grasslands of Cape Floristic Region in South Africa.

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