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Montbretia

Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora

Plant Data

Order:
Asparagales
Family:
Iridaceae (Iris)
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Flowers:
Bright orange-red flowers on an unbranched one-sided spike. 6 petal-lobes on a widening tube.
Fruit:
Green capsules with 3 lobes. They turn brown as they ripen.
Leaves:
Upright, sword-shaped, unbranched leaves. Grass-like with pointed tips and bright green. Not hairy.
Maximum Size:
60cm tall.
Aroma:
Flowers smell of saffron when dried.
Other Names:
Coppertip, Crocosmia, Falling Stars.
Habitats:
Gardens, grassland, roadsides, sea cliffs, wasteland, waterside, woodland.