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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Chasmanthe (still known here as monbretia) should have dead leaves taken off now that they have dried.
For instance, the Star of Bethlehem (ornithogalum), crocosmia monbretia and zantedeschia just to name a few.
Some other towers like Acanthus mollis, monbretia (Crocosmia crocosmiiflora), obedience plant (Physostegia virginiana) can become invasive, but because of their spreading habit they may be useful in contained areas or outlying areas of the garden where they won't compete with other plants.
My chasmanthe plants (known here as Cyprus Monbretia, but that is an invalid name), did not flower this year which was probably caused by not being split up for some time.
THIS striking plant, often misnamed as Monbretia in Cyprus, is a member of the Iridaceae family, along with freesias, gladioli and crocuses.
Irises and chasmanthe (known affectionately here as 'Cyprus Monbretia') will have finished flowering by now and need your attention.