Crocosmia 'Fire King'

Crocosmia 'Fire King'

Crocosmia 'Fire King'

15 corms — £4.80

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Description

Cook up a fiery feast for the eyes in your summer borders with flaming hot Crocosmia 'Fire King', a majestic character for the garden with sizzling orange-red blooms and a neat, clumping habit. Erupting into flower in mid-summer, these blazing blooms sit comfortably among the hottest varieties in the garden, providing that hot summer vibe to enjoy during those long summer evenings. Still going strong well into autumn, their colour perfectly complements the golden September tones in the garden!

With a compact growing habit and clump-forming nature, once established you’ll get a full and rich display of colour every year. For a hardy plant, the blooms are particularly exotic looking. The grassy foliage is an attractive feature too when fresh and green during early summer, before turning to shades of yellow and orange in autumn. Grow Crocosmia 'Fire King' in dense groups for extra oomph, they love a spot in sunny mixed borders, gravel gardens or patio pots.

* 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

  • RHS Award (AGM)

  • Fully hardy

  • Slug & snail repellent

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Crocosmia 'Fire King'

  • Flower colour

    Orange, red

  • Leaf colour

    Green

  • Corm size

    6/8

  • 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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