Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora 'Emily McKenzie' / Montbretia
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Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora 'Emily McKenzie' / Montbretia


    Crocosmia x Emily McKenzie is a beautiful herbaceous perennial plant that is highly valued for its showy, bright orange-red flowers. The plant grows up to 30-36 inches tall and spreads 18-24 inches wide. The foliage is narrow, sword-shaped, and green. The flowers bloom in mid to late summer and are borne on tall, erect stems that rise above the foliage.

    The flowers of Crocosmia x Emily McKenzie are trumpet-shaped and measure up to 2 inches wide. They have six petals, three larger and three smaller, which are arranged in two layers. The flowers are produced in large, showy clusters that can contain up to 20 flowers each. The blooms have a vibrant orange-red color that is sure to attract the attention of bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds.

    Crocosmia x Emily McKenzie prefers a sunny location and moist, well-drained soil. It can tolerate some drought once established, but it will perform best when the soil is kept evenly moist. The plant is easy to care for and requires little maintenance. It is hardy in USDA zones 5-9.

    Crocosmia x Emily McKenzie is a perfect choice for adding color and interest to mixed borders, cottage gardens, and meadow gardens. It can also be grown in containers or used as a cut flower. Its long-lasting blooms make it a great addition to any garden, and its easy care and maintenance make it an ideal plant for beginner gardeners.


    Height 75cm
    Width 60cm
    Bloom Time June-August
    Zone 5