Montbretie is a popular perennial plant and also makes your flower vase shine. Find out more information here!
Botanical name: Crocosmia
Genus: Montbretia (bot. Crocosmia)
Plant family: Iris family (bot. Iridaceae)
Occurrence: Portugal, France, Ireland and Great Britain
The natural range of only about twelve species of the Montbretie, also known as Crocosmia, is exclusively south of the Sahara, especially in South Africa. However, it has been cultivated since the 19th century and is therefore not unknown in more northern areas. It is a popular perennial plant in gardens and parks, as all varieties have strikingly strong colors, from yellow to orange to bright red, and make every bed shine. The montbretia is an iris family, which is why the leaves are similar to those of the gladiolus. It reaches a height of 50-80 cm. The funnel-shaped single flowers are arranged in curved, two-row spikes. In addition to a large ear, each stem forms several small “secondary ears”. In the vase, these flowers of different sizes and heights create a multi-layered mess of flowers (in the most positive sense!). On closer inspection, however, one immediately notices the symmetry of each individual ear. It is this “orderly chaos” combined with the fiery orange-red that casts a spell over every viewer.
Care tips for Montbretie
As always, however, we recommend a new cut, which can be done wonderfully with secateurs. Make sure that there is always enough water in the vase. Experience has shown us that Montbretie needs a lot of water, especially at high temperatures. If you have flowers in your office, make sure to refill the vase with fresh water, especially before the weekend.
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