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Giant Montbretia

Crocosmia masoniorum

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Plant Data

Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Order:
Asparagales
Family:
Iridaceae (Iris)
Type:
Flower
Maximum Size:
150 centimetres tall
Habitats:
Gardens, grassland, riverbanks, riversides, wasteland, waterside, woodland.

Flower:
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Orange, 6 petals
 
Orange-red flowers arranged in an arching spike. The funnel-shaped flowers alternate along the flowering stem on both sides. Each flower measure about 5cm in length. The petal lobes are roughly the same length as the petal tube itself. Protruding stamens.
Fruit:
The fruit is a 3-angled, oblong to globular capsule.
Leaves:
A cormous, clump-forming perennial with narrow, sword-like leaves.
Frequency (UK):
Unusual  
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