crocosmia


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crocosmia

(krəˈkɒzmɪə)
n
(Plants) any plant of the cormous S. African genus Crocosmia, including the plant known to gardeners as montbretia: family Iridaceae
[New Latin, from Greek krokos saffron + osmē smell, from the odour of the dried flowers when wetted]
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For a fanfare of bright colours in the border at this time of year, you can rely on Crocosmia to provide the fireworks.
CROCOSMIA JACKANAPES For a fanfare of bright colours in the border at this time of year, you can rely on Crocosmia to provide the fireworks.
They work particularly well in planting schemes based on "hot" colours featuring heleniums, achillea, crocosmia and daylilies.
They've acquired this reputation because one of their ilk, Crocosmia crocosmiiflora otherwise known as montbretia, can spread like wildfire.
Crocosmia crocosmiiflora For wave planting, crocosmia are a godsend because numbers build quickly and they mingle with other plants while keeping their character.
Late summer can be a time when colour is at its hottest, when blazing crocosmia, burnt orange helenium, bright yellow rudbeckias, acid green euphorbias and an array of other plants come into their own.
Bradshaw,' red or orange crocosmia, or yellow gloriosa daisy.
While everything else is fading, the fiery Crocosmia Lucifer in my back garden continue to sizzle up the scene, their vibrant red flowers zig-zagging above the rich green sword-like leaves.
Peter Goldblatt, John Manning and Gary Dunlop's Crocosmia And Chasmanthe (0881926-515, $29.