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Products > Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora 'George Davidson'
 
Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora 'George Davidson' - Yellow Montbretia

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Bulb/Tuber/Rhizome etc.
Family: Iridaceae (Irises)
Origin: South Africa (Africa)
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloomtime: Summer
Parentage: (C. aurea x C. pottsii)
Height: 2-3 feet
Width: 1-2 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 0-10 F
Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora 'George Davidson' (Yellow Montbretia) - The pleated strap-like leaves produced by this South African deciduous corm are held erect to 3 feet tall. Sprays of 3 inch wide yellow-orange flowers have a slightly darker exterior. The flowers rise above the foliage and open in mid summer - among the first of the Crocosmia to bloom. Plant in full sun along the coast and part shade inland. Once established, it does not need irrigation. Cold hardy to -10F. [(C. crocosmiiflora x C. 'Gerbe d' Or') x C. 'Gerbe d' Or'] One of George Davidson's many hybrids. It received the award of Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society in 1902. George Davidson was head gardener at Westwick Hal of Norfolk. He used Victor Lemoine's hybrids (see C. Sofatare) but bred his plants for hardiness and larger flowers. The larger flowering hybirds until this time were typically less hardy plants as they relied on the tender Crocosmia aurea for this trait.  This description is based on our research and observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in the nursery garden and in other gardens that we have visited. We will also incorporate comments received from others and always appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have some additional information about this plant, in particular if this information is contrary to what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Crocosmia 'George Davidson'.
 
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