Crocosmia ‘Walrhead’ LITTLE REDHEAD ™

Little Redhead montbretia

Little Redhead crocosmia

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Outstanding Qualities

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.

Quick Facts

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.