Nova™ 'Dragonfire' Crocosmia

Crocosmiiflora

Photo/Illustration: 
Courtesy of Terra Nova Nurseries, Inc.
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Nova™ 'Dragonfire' Crocosmia (Crocosmiiflora)

Finally, here's a crocosmia that won't flop. The short, compact habit of this variety allows it to stay upright throughout the growing season.

Noteworthy Characteristics: 

Expect a plethora of hummingbirds and butterflies to be drawn to its dark red flowers in mid-to late summer.

Care: 

Full sun; well-drained soil.

Propagation: 

Keep plants evenly moist, drying down can cause edge burn and even dormancy.

Problems: 

May be necessary to divide every 3 years in spring.

Overview

Height
24 to 26 inches
Spread
30 inches
Growth Habit
Spreads
Growth Pace
Fast Grower
Light
Full Sun Only
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Characteristics
Attracts Butterflies,
Deer Resistant
Bloom Time
Summer
Flower Color
Flame
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Sun
Seasonal Interest
Summer Interest
Tolerance
Drought Tolerant Once Established
Type
Perennials