Named for the explorer Christopher Columbus, this crocosmia has large orange yellow flowers with buds of gold and purple which in time produce many attractive seed pods. Crocosmias increase well in the garden if left undisturbed and are also good for using as cut flowers. Plant 10 cms deep and 12 cms apart. They enjoy full sun and can be used for cut flower, although they will also grow well in semi shade. Leave to naturalise undisturbed for a number of years in the garden.
Aspect: Semi shade to full sun
Soil type: Most soils that are free draining. Does not do well in very alkaline soils.