Non-flowering Montbrecia

Hope is something that many people have, but never do anything about.
Consequently, they have to actually trust to luck.
Of course, you can do the same, and hope that next year they will flower, and maybe they will, and maybe they will not.
There again, there will have been a reason, after all, the natural byproduct of NOT flowering to a plant, is death, so in desperation, they will do everything they can to flower, in order to set seed and live on for ever.
Yours did not, simply because it did not have the energy to do so.
Maybe you moved them, ripping their roots, or you planted them in slow setting concrete.
You can try remembering, so as not to make the same mistake again, but if you cannot be bothered, or simply have lost your marbles, then I suggest you give them a good well rotted horse manure feed in the late autumn, when all the foliage has died down. Over winter, this will rot into the soil and provide an early feed for them next spring.
Once they have started to show their leaves next year, give them a double dose of weekly tomato liquid fertilizer, together with a March and June granular fertilizer feed.
The results will be magnificent, providing you water them in dry spells.

Montbretia is a nice perennial that is making a true comeback in our gardens.

Main Montbretia facts

Name – Crocosmia crocosmiflora
Family – Iridaceae
Type – bulbous flower or perennial

Height – 24 to 32 inches (60 to 80 cm)
Exposure – full sun, part sun
Soil – ordinary but well drained

Flowering – June to September

As easy to grow as it is beautiful, it also looks a lot like gladiolus thanks to its lance-shaped leaves and flowers staged along a long scape.

Planting montbretia

Ideally, montbretia is to be planted in fall or in spring for it to bloom in the following summer.

  • Plant the montbretia bulbs 4 inches (10 cm) deep in the sun in a spot where it gets hot in summer.
  • Montbretia likes well drained soil and shouldn’t be buried too deep.
  • Keep sufficient spacing of about 2 to 4 inches (5 to 10 cm) between neighboring plants.
  • It is nicer to plant montbretia in clusters of several specimens.

Dividing a clump of Montbretia

Every 3 years, divide the montbretia bunches and separate the bulbs for the base to regenerate.

  • It is best to divide them in summer.
  • Pull the entire crown out of the ground with a spade.
  • Cleanly slice the bunch in two with a very sharp knife.
  • Replant the new montbretia bunch in an appropriate location.
  • Water abundantly.

Sowing montbretia

If sowing, best to sow in pots in September-October.

  • Here’s a simple guide on how to sow flowers in pots or trays.
  • You can leave them outdoors, under some type of shelter, all winter long.
  • Blooming will only occur 2 to 3 years after the sowing.
  • You’ll proceed to transplant them directly in the ground as soon as the first leaves have sprouted.

Pruning and caring for montbretia

Montbretia, also called crocosmia, is a very easy perennial to care for and practically doesn’t require any care when it is properly settled in.

  • Weed if needed around the base so as to keep weeds from absorbing the nutrients instead of the rhizomes.
  • Remove wilted flowers as they die off, but keep the leaves until the very end of their yellowing, usually until September.
  • Montbretia leaves must be kept connected to the roots for the plant to build up its stocks for the following blooming.
  • No need to water because the plant doesn’t need it.

Caring for montbretia in winter

Both in pots or in the ground, montbretia holds to freezing on the condition that the freezing be neither too cold, nor too long, around 23°F (-5°C).

In case of long, severe winters, you must absolutely protect your montbretia rhizomes.

  • A good layer of mulch is enough if temperatures never drop below 23°F (-5°C).
  • If it gets any colder, though, you’ll have to pull them out and bring them in for cover.
  • Bring the pots in if your montbretia are grown in pots or garden boxes.

Learn more about montbretia

Native to South Africa, montbretia displays beautiful colored bunches that tend to grow thicker and thicker as seasons repeat.

Leaves are a beautiful luscious green while its flowers grant us with warm, shimmering colors ranging from yellow to red and orange.

Particularly easy to care for, it even resists mild winter frosts, as long as they aren’t too cold, 23°F (-5°C). It’s also important they don’t last too long.

Certain varieties are even hardy down to 5°F (-15°C) if the soil isn’t waterlogged in winter.

Smart tip about montbretia

To optimize its lifespan, offer it bulb plant organic fertilizer every year after the blooming. Regularly split and thin the bulbs, since their multiplying can quickly make the plant seem invasive.

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If you have visited the cliffs of Cornwall or Devon in September, or walked along the lanes of southern Ireland, you will have been aware of glowing orange flashes interrupting the ambient green. But you probably need go no farther than the local waste ground or a railway embankment to discover troupes of the same plant having a high old time among the grass and weeds. Hard to believe that montbretia, or Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora to give it its full title, was introduced to these islands only 125 years ago as a desirable addition to the best gardens.

Montbretia was a hybrid between two species of this lovely South African genus, a cross aimed at producing a select plant with adequate hardiness. Other more showy hybrids were introduced, but eventually crocosmias lost their appeal, got thrown away and carried on their colonisation on the other side of the garden fence.

In recent years they have made a comeback, resonating with more natural planting ideas. Unfortunately, few of the more desirable cultivars have the vigour of montbretia, and if left to their own devices tend to dwindle into congested, grassy clumps. But steps can be taken now to keep them producing lush foliage and prolific flowers.

Crocosmias are corms; each year, a new corm builds up on top of the old one, taking its energy from this year’s foliage. If you dig up a clump, you will find a mass of conjoined corms in great chains like big, brown fibrous beads (I seem to remember wearing some like that in the 60s). The top corm can easily be removed from the rest of the chain by twisting it sharply. Plant them in a new site: dig out a broad, shallow trench in a wavy shape, enrich it with homemade compost and replant the corms a few inches deep and apart, gently backfilling and firming the soil. In spring, add achilleas, grasses and their ilk to mix and mingle with the refreshed crocosmia. When you have gathered all the topmost corms, dig up the rest. They can be separated and replanted, and will eventually produce new corms, but the best idea is to put them in the green waste bin: a domestic compost heap could not produce enough heat to break them down, so you may well find yourself with a gardenful on your hands.

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Orange is my favorite color. I love it in clothing, home decor and flowers. It’s also the de facto Dutch national color. Here are my favorite 30 orange flowers. Each listed flower includes a photo and key growing information.

Orange is my favorite color. I love it in clothing, home decor and flowers. It’s also the de facto Dutch national color. Perhaps it’s my favorite color because I love Autumn so much when orange reigns supreme glowing in changing leaves and of course pumpkins.

Lucky for me, there are many flowers that bloom in orange. Here are my favorite 30 orange flowers. Each listed flower includes a photo and key growing information.

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Aloe Vera

Scientific Name: Aloe barbadensis

Type: Perennial

Sun: Full Sun

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Water Needs: Low

Hardiness Zones: 8 to 11

Soil: pH 7.0 – 8.5

Begonia

Scientific Name: Begonia obliqua

Type: Perennial

Sun: Full sunlight to partial shade, depending on the variety

Water Needs: High – water regularly and keep the soil moist

Hardiness Zones: 9 to 10

Soil: pH 5.5 – 6.2

Bird of Paradise

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Scientific Name: Strelitzia

Type: Perennial

Sun: Full Sun

Water Needs: Moderate

Hardiness Zones: 9 to 11

Soil: pH 6.0 – 6.5

Bulbine

Scientific Name: Bulbine frutescens

Type: Perennial

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Sun: Full Sun

Water Needs: High – water regularly but don’t overwater

Hardiness Zones: 9 to 11

Soil: pH 6.1 – 7.8

Butterflyweed

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Scientific Name: Asclepias tuberosa

Type: Perennial

Sun: Full Sun

Water Needs: Low

Hardiness Zones: 3 to 9

Soil: pH 6.0 – 7.0

California Poppy

Scientific Name: Eschscholzia californica

Type: Perennial but often grown as Annual

Sun: Full Sun

Water Needs: Low

Hardiness Zones: 5 to 12

Soil: pH 6.5 – 7.5

Canna

Scientific Name: Canna

Type: Perennial

Sun: Full Sun

Water Needs: High – develop well with a good supply of water

Hardiness Zones: 8 to 11

Soil: around pH 6.5

Carnation

Scientific Name: Dianthus caryophyllus

Type: Perennials

Sun: Full Sunlight

Water Needs: Moderate – water once or twice weekly

Hardiness Zones: 3 to 9

Soil: pH 6.7

Chrysanthemum

Scientific Name: Chrysanthemum morifolium

Type: Perennial

Sun: Full Sunlight

Water Needs: Moderate

Hardiness Zones: 3 to 9

Soil: around pH 6.5

Coppertips

Scientific Name: Crocosmia

Type: Perennial

Sun: Full Sun or Partial Shade

Water Needs: Moderate watering until established

Hardiness Zones: 6 to 9

Cosmos

Scientific Name: Cosmos

Type: Annual

Sun: Full Sun

Water Needs: High

Hardiness Zones: 3 to 10

Soil: pH 6.5 – 7.0

Crown Imperial

Scientific Name: Fritillaria imperialis

Type: Perennial

Sun: Full Sun or Partial Shade

Water Needs: Low – needed during dry season

Hardiness Zones: 4 to 10

Soil: pH 5.0 – 8.5

Dahlia

Scientific Name: Dahlia pinnata

Type: Annuals

Sun: Full Sunlight

Water Needs: Low until flowers established, maintained with Moderate Watering

Hardiness Zones: 8 to 11

Soil: pH 6.5 – 7.0

Daylily

Scientific Name: Hemerocallis

Type: Perennial

Sun: Full Sun or Partial Shade

Water Needs: High – watering is most important during Spring and Summer

Hardiness Zones: 3 to 10

Soil: pH 6.0 to 6.5

Gerbera Daisy

Scientific Name: Gerbera Jamesonii

Type: Annual or Perennial, depending on climate

Sun: Full Sun

Water Needs: Moderate

Hardiness Zones: 9 to 11

Soil: pH 6.0 – 7.0

Helenium

Scientific Name: Helenium

Type: Perennial

Sun: Full Sun

Water Needs: Moderate

Hardiness Zones: 3 to 8

Soil: pH 5.5 – 7.0

Iris

Scientific Name: Iris croatica

Type: Perennial

Sun: Full Sunlight

Water Needs: Moderate – water thoroughly when planting

Hardiness Zones: 3 to 10

Soil: pH 6.8 – 7.0

Lantana

Scientific Name: Lantana camara

Type: Perennial

Sun: Full Sun

Water Needs: Low

Hardiness Zones: 2 to 11

Soil: pH 6.5 – 7.5

Lily

Scientific Name: Lilium

Type: Perennial

Sun: Full Sunlight

Water Needs: Moderate

Hardiness Zones: 3 to 9

Soil: 5.5 – 6.5

Lily of the Incas

Scientific Name: Alstroemeria

Type: Perennial

Sun: Full sun or Partial Shade

Water Needs: Moderate – enough moisture until established

Hardiness Zones: 8 to 10

Soil: < pH 7.0

Lion’s Tail

Scientific Name: Leonotis leonurus

Type: Perennial

Sun: Full Sun

Water Needs: Low

Hardiness Zones: 8 to 11

Soil: pH 6.6 – 7.5

Marigold

Scientific Name: Tagetes

Type: Annual

Sun: Full Sunlight to Partial Shade

Water Needs: Low – once per week but more during warmer months

Hardiness Zones: 8 to 10

Soil: pH 6.0 – 7.5

Mexican Sunflower

Scientific Name: Tithonia diversifolia

Type: Annual

Sun: Full Sun to Partial Shade

Water Needs: Low

Hardiness Zones: Hardy to zone 9a

Soil: pH 6.6 – 7.5

Ranunculus

Scientific Name: Ranunculus

Type: Perennial

Sun: Full Sun

Water Needs: Low – once a week until fall comes around

Hardiness Zones: 8 to 11

Soil: pH 6.0 – 6.5

Rose

Scientific Name: Rosa

Type: Perennial

Sun: Full Sunlight

Water Needs: Moderate

Hardiness Zones: 4 to 9

Soil: pH 5.5 to 7.0

Strawflower

Scientific Name: Xerochrysum bracteatum

Type: Perennial

Sun: Full Sun

Water Needs: Moderate – water during dry season

Hardiness Zones: 8 to 11

Soil: pH 6.6 – 7.5

Tiger Lily

Scientific Name: Lilium lancifolium

Type: Perennial

Sun: Full Sun or Partial Shade

Water Needs: Moderate

Hardiness Zones: 3 to 9

Soil: pH 4.5 – 7.8

Trumpet Honeysuckle

Scientific Name: Lonicera sempervirens

Type: Perennial

Sun: Full Sun or Partial Shade

Water Needs: High – consistent watering until established

Hardiness Zones: 4 to 9

Soil: pH 3.7 – 6.8

Tulip

Scientific Name: Tulipa

Type: Perennial or Annual depending on the climate

Sun: Full Sunlight

Water Needs: Low

Hardiness Zones: 4 to 10

Soil: pH 6.0-7.0

Zinnia

Scientific Name: Zinnia elegans

Type: Annual

Sun: Full Sun

Water Needs: Low

Hardiness Zones: 3 to 10

Soil: pH 5.5 – 7.5

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