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Crocosmia pottsii

Crocosmia pottsii
Mistake? Some new growth in December, after the first snowfalls but before the bitter winter cold had arrived

Common name montbretia
Family iridaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z6-9)
Flowers orange (summer)
Size 24-36"
Light sun-part shade
Cultural notes ordinary garden soil (not too dry)

Cormous clump-forming perennial native to moist lowlands in South Africa . The basal leaves are erect and sword-shaped. Deep orange flowers are held in rows along arching scapes. One of the parents of Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora.

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from '10 trade. Baggy 70F (44%G, 10-22d)
  2. Same seed as above. Baggy 70F (24%G, 10-28d)

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