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Crocosmia ‘Okavango’
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Crocosmia  Okavango

Crocosmia

Montbretia

Coveted by florists, these brightly colored flowers bloom along the length of tall, arching spikes, which emerge from handsome clumps of swordlike foliage. If given well drained soil and divided every two to three years, this fountain-shaped plant will continue to pour spectacular color into your garden for a long, long time.

Crocosmia ‘Okavango’ full sun  partial shade

A fantastic relatively new Bob Brown introduction, this distinctive Crocosmia bears the name of its native haunts, South Africa‘s Okavango River. Big broad green blades launch a flashy display of large peachy orange flowers, reminiscent of summertime fruit, crowded together on staunch stems. In addition to their luscious hue, the easily enjoyed outward facing blooms feature broad rounded petals, yellowish throats and extended stamens. ‘Okavango’ can be planted near Agapanthus ‘Storm Cloud’ for a lively floral presentation.

Blooms August–September.

Size: 2' 0"–3' 0" high x 18" wide; hardy to zone 6.

Crocosmia ‘Okavango’ (P-1832)
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