Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora

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    Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora @ Kiba Park
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    Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora @ Koto-ku(Tokyo)
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    Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora @ Koto-ku(Tokyo)
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    Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora @ Kiba Park

Basic information

Flower Name
Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora
Formal Name
Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora
Alias
Crocosmia, montbretia
Habitat
South Africa
Morph
Cold resistance of perennial grasses

Comment

Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora, or Hime-hiogi-zuisen (scientific name:Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora) is a varieties of the cold-resistant grass of the family Iridaceae native to South Africa. Another name is Montbretia from the name of French "Montbret" who bred this flower, and Crocosmia from flower incense. It was breed and Crocosmia aurea and Crocosmia pottsii. In addition to having gardening cultivars, fertility is strong, durable, escaping and wild. The height of the plant is low, the leaf is elongated and its tip is sharp because it is Iridaceae. In the summer, extend 3 to 5 spikes from inflorescence stems and bloom a lot of deep orange or red red flowers on each inflorescence. Flower language is "happy memories". It was born from familiarity as a child, from the state that flowers of reddish orange are blooming from the bottom to the next from under the flower stem. "Crocosmia" of the genus name is Latin, "crokos (saffron)" + "osme (odor)" means "saffron incense". It is due to the scent of saffron when putting dried flowers in hot water.

Common name: Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora , scientific name:Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora , aka: Crocosmia, Montbretia , Place of origin: South Africa, plant length: 70 to 100 cm, leaf shape: swordiform, leaf length: 60 to 150 cm, inflorescence type: spike, flower color: orange · red · yellow, number of stamens: 3, flowering period: July - September.

Detailed information

Order
Asparagales
Family
Iridaceae
Genus
Crocosmia
Species
C. x crocosmiiflora
Flower language
Happy memories (Aug 15, Sep 04)
Flower type
Actinomorphic Flower
Flower array
Spike Inflorescence
Petal shape
Infundibular
Leaf type
Sword
Leaf edge
Entire Fringe
Flowering place
parkGardenPlain/fleet
Color
Red, Orange, Yellow
Season
JulAugSep
Height
70 ~ 100 [cm]
Diameter
3 ~ 4

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