Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora
Flower NameCrocosmia x crocosmiiflora
Formal NameCrocosmia x crocosmiiflora
Alias姫檜扇水仙, Crocosmia, montbretia
MorphCold resistance of perennial grasses
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.
SpeciesC. x crocosmiiflora
Flower typeActinomorphic Flower
Flower arraySpike Inflorescence
Leaf edgeEntire Fringe
Flowering placepark Garden Plain/fleet
ColorRed, Orange, Yellow
SeasonJul Aug Sep
Height70 ~ 100 [cm]
Diameter3 ~ 4