Montbretia – this is a BULB
5 – 9
2 – 4’ HT, 1 – 2’ SP
Long, green, narrow sword-shaped foliage similar to Gladiolus, and they have a tendency to flop like Gladiolus, especially after flowering is over.
Scarlett red, one-sided flowers borne along the upper portions of stiffly arching flower stems. Blooms in July, and quite outstanding. Good as a cut flower.
Prefer Full Sun, but can tolerate Part Shade.
Spider mites can cause significant damage to the foliage, and if unchecked, can hinder normal flowering.