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Montbretia

Crocosmia aurea

Description:

red flowers opening gradually along a droopy stem, the florets lasting only about a day; leaves like iris or gladiolus, growing from corms. Perennial.

Habitat:

Native to South Africa, a cultivar here but it will naturalize anywhere you accidentally throw a corm.

Notes:

I like this red form better than the orange one, especially since it doesn't tend to clump & multiply quite as much.

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4 Comments

f3cachers
f3cachers 8 years ago

Great picture! This is one of my favorite flowers. I am a professional gardener and I love to add it to bring the hummers into a garden.

shebebusynow
shebebusynow 8 years ago

I know what you mean! I have to drill myself to remember it, too. And you're right, the hummers are really loving it.

ceherzog
ceherzog 8 years ago

Nice pictures...and now I know the name...somehow, I can never remember the name of this great humming bird attractor.

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 8 years ago

Lovely!

shebebusynow
Spotted by
shebebusynow

Oregon, USA

Lat: 44.52, Long: -124.00

Spotted on Aug 2, 2011
Submitted on Aug 2, 2011

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