Crocosmia ‘Walrhead’ LITTLE REDHEAD ™
Little Redhead montbretia
Little Redhead crocosmia
© Jessica Friedland
Vivid red flowers with highlights of orange open from buds of dark red purple and a yellow band in mid- to late summer on this hybrid selection of crocosmia. More dwarf at 18 to 24 inches tall than many other cultivars fitting very nicely and bringing a dash of zest into a sunny location in the garden. This clump-forming cultivar, with bright green sword-like foliage, is very well-mannered by not being overly aggressive as some others of its kind.
Plant Type: perennial
Foliage Type: deciduous
Plant Height: 1 ft. 10 in. (0.55 meters)
Plant Width/Spread: 2 ft. 0 in. (0.61 meters)
Hardiness: USDA Zones 6 to 9
Flower Color: red
Sun/Light Exposure: full sun to light shade
Water Requirements: regular watering
Seasonal Interest: brightly colored flowers in mid-summer
Wildlife Associations: bees, hummingbirds
- Culture Notes
- Plant the corms in well-drained soil and full sun for the most flowers; however, light shade is okay. Provide regular watering during the dry season.
- Geek Notes
- This crocosmia cultivar was selected by David Tristram, plantsman and founder of Walberton Nursery in 1973, now located in West Sussex, England.