Irish wildflowers BSBI map

Potts' Montbretia, Crocosmia pottsii
Photographs: Co. Cork

Potts' Montbretia
Crocosmia pottsii
Family: Iridaceae

Flowering July-September. Perennial. Garden escape.

Very similar to Montbretia, Crocosmia crocosmiflora but with deeper-orange flowers. Flowers are funnel-shaped, the tube narrowed at the base then abuptly expanding and the lobes are more/less erect. Clump-forming with ribbed, strap-like leaves. Main reproduction is vegetatively by stolons. Height to 80cm.

Grown in gardens and with scattered records from the wild as a garden escape, discard or relic of cultivation. Possibly under-recorded because of its similarity to Montbretia

Potts' Montbretia, Crocosmia pottsii

Potts' Montbretia, Crocosmia pottsii
Potts' Montbretia, Crocosmia pottsii

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