Crocosmia 'Jackanapes'

Crocosmia 'Jackanapes'

Crocosmia 'Jackanapes'

5 corms — £2.75

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Description

Crocosmia 'Jackanapes' is one of the shorter types, ideal for the front of, or mid-way point, in a border. In high summer it produces a mass of branched flower spikes, each with numerous funnel-shaped blooms of bright yellow-orange, and deep orange-red on the reverse. Its ultimate flower-height is just 60cm, and even when it is a mature clump, after 2 or more years, it will only spread to around 40cm. A clump-forming perennial, which grows from corms, it produces upright, sword-shaped, mid- to dark green leaves!

 

Crocosmia × crocosmiiflora 'Jackanapes' make great cut flowers and, as they produce so many blooms, there are plenty for both the garden outdoors and the vase indoors. This large genus of plants has many garden-worthy varieties, with differing sizes, habits and colours. The name ‘Jackanapes’ describes this particular variety perfectly – a cheeky, precocious Crocosmia that is quite different from any others.


Crocosmia are hardy perennials and flower every year once established. After planting, they will flower from their second year onwards. In the first year they may produce foliage only.

Key features

  • Comes back every year

  • Loved by pollinators

  • Thrives well in full sun

  • Low maintenance

  • Fully hardy

  • Slug & snail repellent

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Crocosmia × crocosmiiflora 'Jackanapes'

  • Flower colour

    Orange, yellow

  • Leaf colour

    Green

  • Corm size

    8/+

  • Established height

    50-70cm

  • Established spread

    5-10cm

  • Plant spacing

    120 corms per m2

  • Habit

    Upright
    Clump-forming

  • Life cycle

    Perennial

  • Hardiness

    Fully hardy

  • Years to establish

    1-2 years

  • Sunlight

    Full sun
    Partial shade

  • Position

    Sheltered
    Exposed

  • Suitable for

    Large containers
    Borders
    Gravel gardens
    Coastal gardens
    Cottage gardens
    Low maintenance gardens

  • Soil acidity

    Any

  • Soil moisture

    Free draining
    Damp

  • Soil type

    Loam
    Sandy
    Clay
    Stony
    Multipurpose compost
    Loam-based compost

  • Growing skill

    Easy to grow

  • Scented

    No

  • Pollinator-friendly

    No

  • Mouse resistant

    No

  • Rabbit resistant

    Yes

  • Deer resistant

    No

  • Toxicity

    No report

Plant calendar

JanFebMarAprMayJuneJulyAugSepOctNovDec
  • Planting
  • Flowering

Other information

  • Orders placed before 1 March 2023
    You can expect your order in March 2023

    Orders placed 1 March - 15 April 2023
    You can expect your order in April 2023

    Orders placed 16 April - 15 May 2023
    You can expect your order within 10 business days

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