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harmonyharmony Posts: 368
When is the best time to plant Crocosmia Emily Mackenzie and will they flower next year. I'm wanting one that doesn't flop (someone suggested Emily M)as I have dug out quite a lot of the common montbretia cos although I love the flowers I hated the way the foliage just flops over. Or if anyone knows of anything similar which flowers around now and is orange. Thanks..


  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 16,678
    You can buy pots in full leaf to plant now, or wait until later and order corms to plant in the autumn, which will flower next year.
  • raisingirlraisingirl Posts: 6,646
    I've got one called 'Fugue' that is a lovely fresh orange, it's been in flower here for a couple of weeks. It's much taller than Emily Mac - about 1m tall in my garden, but it's very sturdy and upright, even in my windy plot. So if you've room for a bigger one, it might suit. It doesn't seed about, it's just clumping up.
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  • Bright starBright star Posts: 1,152
    My Emily Mackenzie is just coming into flower, it quite a short compact variety. Unusual colouring too.
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  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 4,439
    I find Crocosmia Emily Mackenzie to be less invasive than some of the other Crocosmia.

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  • NollieNollie Posts: 7,032
    I love Emily Mackensie for it’s glowing colour and shorter habit, but it still leans a bit. Position is important, I think. Mine is planted on an open, sunny, north-west corner of a bed, but it wants to head south. A couple of half-hoop plant stakes on the south side stops it flopping over nearby plants - the flowers and foliage hide the hoops.
    Mountainous Northern Catalunya, Spain. Hot summers, cold winters.
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