Crocosmia aurea (Hook.) Planch.


Stolons produced. Leaves flat, to 90 cm long, 1-2 cm wide. Stem to 1.2 m tall, 7 10-ribbed, often branched with zigzag 2 sided spikes. Flowers facing to each side, 3-5.5 cm long, orange to golden yellow; late summer to autumn. Perianth lobes longer than tube, becoming recurved. Stamens much longer than the lobes.

var. maculata Baker Flowers with a red-brown blotch at the base of the inner three segments.

Eastern S Africa.

Source: Cooke, D. (2005). Iridaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 5. Flowering plants. Monocotyledons. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

Crocosmia aurea 'Imperialis'

A large flowered polyploid cultivar.

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Lilianae
order      Asparagales
family       Iridaceae
genus        Crocosmia Planch.