Plant summer-blooming bulbs, corms, and tubers, including acidanthera, agapanthus, tuberous begonias, caladiums, calla lilies, dahlias, daylilies, gladiolus, iris, ixia, montbretias
, tiger flowers, tuberoses, and watsonias.
| Lift and divide crocosmias and montbretias
, as their display will decline if they become congested.
"Lots of people have montbretias
growing in their garden but they can take over a bit in small gardens and if they get overcrowded flowering will decline.
Crocosmias, formerly known as montbretias
, with their hot colours from yellow through to burnt orange and fiery reds, look their best in high summer and can continue to flower well into September.
Schizostylis are semi-rhizomatous plants, similar to crocosmias and montbretias
, with rapidly spreading underground roots and plentiful swathes of thick grass-like foliage.
Other late top performers are the montbretias
papilio), have graceful flowers and attractive sword-shaped leaves as do the Tritonias, Crocosmias and Montbretias
which have wands of bright flowers rising out of them.
(crocosmia) grew in my garden of course.
Gardeners who know them love crocosmias, although some may call them tritonias or montbretias
. Whichever name you prefer for these free-flowering South African natives, they thrive in mild-winter climates; provide partial shade where summers are hot.