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Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora
Flowers | Liliopsida

Scientific name - Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora

Synonyms - x crocosmiiflora Tritonic

Popular names - montbretia.

Distribution and Habitat - originally from South Africa.

Description - perennial species, CORME ball. Leaves simple, alternate, basal, linear-lanceolate language, 30-80 x 0.6-3 cm, parallel ribs. Flowers arranged in zigzag ear, 60 cm long. Brushes tepale united, divided into six lobes oblong, unequal, 3-5 cm long, orange. Fruit ellipsoidal capsule. Seeds dark brown.

Requirements - exhibitions sunny morning and afternoon shade. And well-drained soil.

Management - parting the bushes once in 3-4 years for a more abundant flowering.

Propagation - by splitting machines.

Partners garden - Agapanthus sp., Hemerocallis sp., Euphorbia griffithii.

Curiosity - Crospace comes from the Greek 'Krok' = Crocus, and 'osme' = odor, "smell of Crocus'. Crocosmia was described in 1851 by Jules Emile Planchon.

Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora was created in France in 1880.

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