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Posted: 23 Sep 2008
Posted: 23 Sep 2008
Some of my favourites!!
Crocosmia Aurea var. Aurea.
Info: The true species, large wide open flowers with narrow apricot yellow petals. Autumn Flowering.
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.
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'.
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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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.
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!!
Beautiful ,beautiful.I love them all and couldn't pick a favorite one.
OM gosh, those are absolutely gorgeous!
Lovely blooms! I hope you put them on plantstew also . . .
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