Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora ‘Babylon’
Variety or Cultivar
‘Babylon’ _ ‘Babylon’ is a clump-forming, cormous perennial with upright, lance-shaped, mid-green leaves and, from midsummer to mid-autumn, arching stems bearing racemes of funnel-shaped, deep orange-red flowers with dark red throats.
Orange-red in Summer; Orange-red in Autumn
Mid-green in Spring; Mid-green in Summer; Mid-green in Autumn
HOW TO CARE
Watch out for
Red spider mite (box and other)
Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora ‘Babylon’ (Montbretia ‘Babylon’) will reach a height of 0.75m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.
Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Beds and borders, Architectural, Banks and Slopes, City
Plant in moderately fertile, humus-rich soil in full sun or partial shade. Lift and divide congested clumps in spring. Mulch in cold areas to protect from frosts.
Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)
Moist but well-drained, Well-drained
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Partial Shade, Full Sun
South, East, West