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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One of these was Montbretia, commonly known as Crocosmia, pictured.
You can buy 15 Crocosmia Lucifer for PS8.99 (code A272) or order 60 for just PS17.98 (code GA669) - Half Price.
CROCOSMIA It was delightful to see the hedges in the South West of Ireland ablaze with wild crocosmia and fuchsia recently.
PLANT OF THE WEEK CROCOSMIA IT WAS delightful to see the hedges in the South West of Ireland ablaze with wild crocosmia and fuchsia recently.
Crocosmia It was delightful last week to see the hedges in the South West of Ireland ablaze with wild crocosmia and fuchsia.
Crocosmia 'Lucifer' This showstopper of a crocosmia is taller than many of its relatives, growing to around 120cm (4ft) and producing fiery red-orange flowers against its backdrop of sword-like leaves.
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.