Crocosmia
Crocosmia 'Zeal Giant'

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Crocosmia (kroh-KOZ-mee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Zeal Giant
Additional cultivar information:(C. paniculata x C. masoniorum)
Hybridized by T. Jones
Registered or introduced: 1990

Category:

Bulbs

Perennials

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Orange

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

May be a noxious weed or invasive

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Rincon, Georgia

State College, Pennsylvania

Gardeners' Notes:

1
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0
neutrals
0
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RatingContent
Positive

On Jun 1, 2006, Mr_Crocosmia from Caistor
United Kingdom (Zone 8b) wrote:

Rich Pale-Orange flowered. Hybrid bred by Terry Jones of Zeal Monachorum, Devon. Largest corms of any Crocosmia; like paniculata in habit but with larger flowers. Hardy. Reaches a height of 1.5m.
Tip for growing.......... always plant crocosmia corms at least 4" deep. Then if possible put another 4" of bark chippings on the top...... the reason for doing this is the new corms will develop in the bark chippings so you dont have to disturb the plant when collecting corms for cultivating!
I have around 235 varities of crocosmia and find this works in most cases!!!