Irish wildflowers

Potts' Montbretia, Crocosmia pottsii
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Potts' Montbretia
Crocosmia pottsii
Family: Iridaceae

Flowering July-September. Perennial. Garden escape. Introduced.

Very similar to Montbretia, C. crocosmiflora.
Deeper-orange flowers. Funnel-shaped, tube narrow at base then abuptly expanding. Lobes more/less erect. Clump-forming with ribbed, strap-like leaves, cormous. Main reproduction is vegetatively by stolons. Height to 80cm.

Sometimes grown in gardens, but only rarely recorded from the wild as a garden escape, discard or relic of cultivation.


Potts' Montbretia, Crocosmia pottsii       Potts' Montbretia, Crocosmia pottsii
Potts' Monbretia. September 2008

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