Stolons produced. Leaves flat, to 80 cm long, 1-2 cm wide. Stem to 1 m tall, 2-3 ribbed, branched with zigzag 2 sided spikes. Flowers facing to each side, 3-4 cm long, red to orange; late summer to early autumn. Perianth lobes longer than tube, spreading. Stamens no longer than lobes. Syn. Montbretia crocosmiiflora Morren.
This is garden hybrid of C. aurea and C. pottsii (Baker) N.E. Br first bred by Lemoine in France in 1880. It is a weed of native vegetation in the higher rainfall parts of E Australia.
Source: (2005). Iridaceae. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 5. Flowering plants. Monocotyledons. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.