Crocosmia Walberton Yellow ('Walcroy' COPF)
Common Name: Montbretia.
Zone: 6 to 9.
Full Sun to part shade.
Height: 18 to 24 inches tall, spread 18 inches.
Moderate growth, clump-forming plant from bulbs or corms.
Bright orange-yellow flowers stand tightly together in rows on wiry, gracefully arched stems in summer. The elegant stems make wonderful, long-lasting exotic-looking cut flowers and the shorter inter-bud length of this selection lends itself to better floral impact. It demonstrates good vigor, long flowering, and reliable hardiness to zone 5, characteristics that often elude Crocosmia. Crocosmia's broad, sword-like leaves are attractive even when the plants are not in bloom and, from a design standpoint, are effective for adding a tropical flair to the landscape.
Corm: A solid, underground, bulb-like portion of the stem of a plant bearing roots at the base.