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Montbretia, Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora, Feileastram dearg

Montbretia
Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora (Crocosmia aurea x pottsii)
Feileastram dearg
Family: Iridaceae

Flowering: July-October. Perennial. Introduced. Garden escape.

Terminal spikes of funnel-shaped bright orange flowers. The strap-like leaves are shorter than the flower stems and die down in winter and give protection to the corms. Height: To 100 cm

A naturalised garden escape, locally very abundant in S and W Ireland, occasional elsewhere. Grows in woods and on dry banks and roadsides.

Similar: Potts' Montbretia, Crocosmia pottsii


Montbretia, Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora, Feileastram dearg

Montbretia, Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora, Feileastram dearg
Montbretia, Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora, Feileastram dearg
Photographs: Co. Cork

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