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Crocosmia, Montbretia
Scientific Name: Crocosmia crocosmiiflora (Lemoine ex E. Morren) N. E. Br.
Synonym: Tritonia crocosmiiflora
Family: Iridaceae
Crocosmia, Montbretia (Crocosmia  crocosmiiflora)
Crocosmia 'Lucifer' in the New York Botanical Garden
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 4-24, 26, 28-39
USDA: 6-10

Frost Tolerance: Hardy in Phoenix

Sun Exposure: Light shade

Origin: Southern Africa

Growth Habits: Leaves to 3 feet long (90 cm), flower stalks to 4 feet (1.2 m)

Watering Needs: Moderate water

Propagation: Corms, seeds

Cultural Practices:
Plant corms in fall, 3 inches deep (7 cm), 4 inches apart (10 cm). They will bloom in late spring with good cut flowers. If they like where they are planted they will need to be divided every couple of years.

Blooming Habits:
Yellow or orange flowers, up to 2 inches wide (5 cm), up to 2 inches wide (5 cm).

Fruiting Habits:

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