Crocosmia x crocosmiflora - Crocosmia, Montbretia
About seven species of Crososmia
are native to southern Africa. Most garden plants
are hybrids of these species. Foliage is iris-like and evergreen. Flowers stand
on stalks above the leaves in the summer. This common orange-flowered hybrid
can be fast growing for a small garden. Named hybrids are more restrained in
growth and are available with yellow, red and bicolor flowers. A yellow dye is
derived from at least one species.
See this plant on the west side of building 39.
Herbaceous plant with leaves about two feet tall.
Light: full sun to part shade
Water: grows best in a moist or irrigated site
Soil: very adaptable
This is an easy plant to grow in northeast Florida. It the right situation it can spread rapidly.