Crocosmia aurea anther and stamen detail

Crocosmia aurea Falling Stars (english)Vallende Sterretjies (afrikaans)

Taxonomy

Family IRIDACEAE
Genus Crocosmia
Specie aurea
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Basionym Crocosmia aurea

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Description

Crocosmia aurea is a hardy, deciduous perennial bulbous plant with sword-shaped leaves that are arranged in a fan.

The bright orange, star-shaped, spikes of flowers are borne from January. to June. Plant in sun or shade. They do not need to be lifted annually and if left in the soil will multiply rapidly.

Interplant with evergreen, clump-forming plants such as Dietes bicolor or Anthericum saundersiae.

It is an easy rewarding garden plant that also makes beautiful cut flowers.

The flowers attract insects and, as the birds relish the seeds, you will find volunteer seedlings popping up in the garden where the seeds have been distributed by the birds.

Size Up to 1m

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Distribution

Limpopo, Mpumalanga, KwaZulu Natal, Eastern Cape

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