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Crocosmia

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Name

The name name 'Crocosmia' comes from the Latin 'croceus' meaning saffron coloured (ie golden orange). Often called Montbretia as well.

Description

Crocosmia are rich orange tube shaped flowers arranged around a central axis with little clusters of flowers that branch out into a typical freesia-like flower spike.

Origin

Crocosmia originate from South Africa.

Colour

Fiery yellow, orange, red and tan colours.

Availability

Main season June to September

Care tips

Crocosmia must not be left out of water too long, or else their colourful orange flowers will soon fade. Cut the end of the stems at an angle and place them in lukewarm water containing cut flower food.