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Category: Photos and Info on some Crocosmia. | Posted: Tue Sep 23, 2008 12:51 pm

Crocosmia Aurea var. Aurea.
Info: The true species, large wide open flowers with narrow apricot yellow petals. Autumn Flowering.





Crocosmia 'Auricorn'.
Info:
Soft Orange flowers typical of C. Masoniorum, attractively set off against the distinctly dark Green pleated foliage. Masoniorum x Paniculata.





Crocosmia Aurea Maculata.
Info:
Species plant. Thought to originally come from the Algoa Bay area of the Eastern Cape. Very pretty plant.





Crocosmia x Crocosmiiflora 'Little Redhead'.
Info:
This fabulous new, sterile, Crocosmia comes from the UK breeding program of David Tristram. This little gem is one of the best Crocosmia that I have grown. Stems that rise just above the soft green sword-like leaves are topped, starting in July and continuing until September, with brilliant red-orange (RHS 41A) outfacing flowers. H. 70cm.





Crocosmia 'Cally Greyleaf'.
Info:
(Curtonus) A wild collected form of this magnificent foliage plant, distinct pale Grey-Green pleated leaves and large branching zigzag heads of dull Orange flowers make a bold outline, late summer.





Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora 'Carminea'.
Info:
Carmine Scarlet, very distinctive, Orange-Yellow centre. This may be the forerunner to 'Carmin Brilliant' or the surviving plant renamed after the second world war by the Pfitzer Nursery. Aurea x Pottsii.





Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora 'Pepper'.
Info:
A short, Dutch x crocosmiiflora hybrid by Jac. M. van Dijk. Small, pale Cream flowers, heavily flecked with Orange. My favourite Crocosmia of all..





Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora 'Corten'.
Info:
Burnt Orange flowers with large Yellow eye and Maroon blotches. Foliage is Bronze. Very pretty plant.





Crocosmia 'Out Of The West'.
Info:
A new introduction from Gwynedd, Wales. The flowers are a dramatic Tomato Red and Yellow, the lower tepals have a distinct Red border. The Yellow throat on the lower 3 tepals contains extra little petaloid curls giving the flower a semi-double appearance.





Crocosmia 'Orangeade'.
Info:
Vigorous. Bright Red-Orange, broad trumpet shaped flowers facing sideways. Probably of Dutch origin. H. 70cm. Bred by Burncoose and Southdown, Cornwall???? Masoniorum x Paniculata.





Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora 'Nigricans'.
Info:
Blackish, 1914, Breeder unknown. Light Yellow flowers, Bronze-Green leaves. Could possibly be a plant raised from 'Solfatare'.





Crocosmia 'Jennine'.
Info:
Clear Yellow self-sown seedling, similar to Jenny Bloom but shorter. Flowers are smaller and presented below the stem rather than above.





Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora 'Harlequin'.
Info:
Philippa Browne Hybrid. Overseas Farm Nursery, Little Marcle, Ledbury, Herefordshire. Similar to 'Jackanapes' but slightly shorter.





Crocosmia 'Fire Jumper'.
Info:
Largish flowers, overlapping tepals of Golden Yellow suffused with Orange in the throat, opening from Tangerine buds. Hybrid by Heronswood Nursery, USA. Reputed to be a seedling of 'Star of the East'. VERY pretty plant...





Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora 'Paul's Best Yellow'.
Info:
Tall vigorous grower with large outward-facing golden-yellow flowers. The best Yellow in my opinion.





Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora 'PDB5'.
Info:
Philippa Browne hybrid... GORGEOUS!





Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora 'Tiger's Eye'.
Info:
Philippa Browne hybrid....








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Comments

 

Droopy wrote on Tue Sep 23, 2008 2:50 pm:


They are all so very pretty! If I should pick a couple, it would be 'Cally Greyleaf' and 'Pepper'. They look very different from the ones we've got already.




 

eileen wrote on Tue Sep 23, 2008 3:49 pm:


I really didn't know there were sooo many different types of crocosmia!! Can we see more photographs please? I only have the two most common ones - the orange (don't know it's name) and Lucifer. I know there is a yellow one that I would love to own as well. I can see that I will be asking lots of questions soon!!




 

glendann wrote on Tue Sep 23, 2008 4:14 pm:


Beautiful ,beautiful.I love them all and couldn't pick a favorite one.




 

kuntrygal wrote on Tue Sep 23, 2008 5:05 pm:


OM gosh, those are absolutely gorgeous!




 

SongofJoy57 wrote on Sat Sep 27, 2008 11:38 am:


Lovely blooms! I hope you put them on plantstew also . . .




 

Mr_Crocosmia wrote on Sat Sep 27, 2008 12:26 pm:


Hi

Thank you all for the lovely comments.....

Yes, I am putting them all on PlantStew slowly but surely!!
BUT, I am having some problems, some of the photos go on fine others just will not load.......

Mark





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