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Scientific Name: Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora
Pronunciation: kroe-KOZ-mee-uh ex kroe-koz-mee-FLOR-ah
Common Name: montbretia
Family Name: Iridaceae
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial
Key ID Features: Leaves iris-like; flowers orange or yellow, floppy, paired on raised green stem.
Course(s): HORT 2355, Level 3 Apprenticeship


Habit: Arching, Spreading, Upright
Form: Oval - horizontal
Texture: Medium - fine
Mature Size:
Height:0.7 - 1.3m
Spread:1.0 - 1.5m
Growth Rate:Fast
Origin: Garden origin
Hardiness Rating: Zone 6: (-23 to -18 C)
Exposure: Filtered shade, Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil/ Growing Medium: Humus rich, Well-drained
Water Use: Low
Landscape Uses: Attract birds, Attract butterflies, Cut flower or foliage, Dried flower or fruit, Dryland (no watering), Group or mass planting, Mixed shrub border, Perennial border, Summer interest, Waterside planting, Woodland margin
Additional Info: Google Images. Cultivars shown or on campus may include C. 'Emily Mckenzie' .
montbretia
 
 
Leaf Morphology:
Form: Grass-like, Simple
Arrangement: Basal
Texture/ Venation: Parallel venation, Soft flexible
Surfaces: Glabrous
Colour in Summer: Green
Colour in Fall: Green-yellow
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Linear
Apices: Acuminate
Margins:

 
 
Inflorescence Type: Floriferous, Spike
Flower Morphology:
Corolla Shape:Funnelform
Colour (petals): Showy, Orange
Flower Scent: None
Flower Time at Peak: Jul, Aug

 
Fruit Type: Capsule
Fruit Colour:
Fruiting Time:
Additional Info: Not showy

 
Bark or Stem Colour:
  
Organ Modifications: Runners (or stolons), Corms


Propagation: Division - below ground parts
Plant Care:
Maintenance:Low
Pest Susceptibility: Disease resistant, Mites, Slugs or snails, Rabbit resistant
 
Location(s):
(GAZ) GAZebo
(GAZS) GAZebo South : q.10+ dead?
(NRY) NuRserY : cv. Emily Mckenzie
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