Montbretia 'Sultan' (Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora 'Sultan')
Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora 'Sultan'
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'Sultan' ~ 'Sultan' is a clump-forming, cormous perennial with upright, lance-shaped, bronze-flushed, pleated, mid- to dark green leaves and, from midsummer into autumn, arching, branched, dark purple stems bearing racemes of funnel-shaped, downward-facing, red flowers with yellow and maroon basal rings.
Plant in moderately fertile, humus-rich soil in full sun or partial shade. Lift and divide congested clumps in spring. Mulch in cold areas to protect from frosts.
Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Beds and borders, Architectural, Banks and Slopes, City
Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)
Moist but well-drained, Well-drained
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Partial Shade, Full Sun
South, East, West
Exposed or Sheltered
Hardy (H4), Tender in frost (H3)
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Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora 'Sultan' is:
Red in Summer; Red in Autumn
Bronze-tinted, Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green, Bronze-tinted in Summer; Dark-green, Bronze-tinted in Autumn
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