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

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

Crocosmia x Crocosmiiflora 'Little Redhead'.
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'.
(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'.
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'.
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'.
Burnt Orange flowers with large Yellow eye and Maroon blotches. Foliage is Bronze. Very pretty plant.

Crocosmia 'Out Of The West'.
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'.
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'.
Blackish, 1914, Breeder unknown. Light Yellow flowers, Bronze-Green leaves. Could possibly be a plant raised from 'Solfatare'.

Crocosmia 'Jennine'.
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'.
Philippa Browne Hybrid. Overseas Farm Nursery, Little Marcle, Ledbury, Herefordshire. Similar to 'Jackanapes' but slightly shorter.

Crocosmia 'Fire Jumper'.
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'.
Tall vigorous grower with large outward-facing golden-yellow flowers. The best Yellow in my opinion.

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

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

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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:


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.......


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