Walberton’s Red is a very late flowering Crocosmia, saving its bloom until the end of August and can continue into October. Red buds open to 2″ wide rosy coral flowers with orange undersides. Loved by hummingbirds.
Crocosmia is native to South Africa.
They prefer full sun or part shade, and thrive in moisture retentive soil, although they should do well in out free-draining sandy soils given that a number of other Crocosmia have large volunteer stands. Corms are planted at least 4 inches deep and the clump shuld be split every 3-4 years to ensure a good supply of flowers.
Alternative name: Montbretia – Named for Antoine Francois Ernest Conquebert de Montbret, 18th century botanist who accompanied Napoleon’s invasion of Egypt (mont-BRET-ee-uh)
Hybridized by Tristum some time before 1980.
In Our Garden
Plant ID: P20116
We acquired this plant from Joy Creek.