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PlantFiles: Crocosmia
Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora 'Solfaterre'

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Crocosmia (kroh-KOZ-mee-uh) (Info)
Species: x crocosmiiflora (kroh-koz-mee-eye-FLOR-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Solfaterre
Additional cultivar information: (aka Solfatare)
Hybridized by Lemoine; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1886

Synonym:Montbretia x crocosmiiflora

6 members have or want this plant for trade.


24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

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Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall


Other details:
May be a noxious weed or invasive
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
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Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:
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1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral pyromomma On Nov 20, 2008, pyromomma from Columbia, SC (Zone 7b) wrote:

Solfatare (Solfatara, Volcanic Deposit), Syn 'Solfaterre'

Large flowers displaying themselves full face, Naples Yellow, habit almost erect, stems 65cm high, a very distinctive and attractive variety.

1886; Victor Lemoine Catalogue No. 104, 1886; Victor Lemoine Catalogues 1886 - 1899, 13 years.

N.B. This plant is often referred to as 'Solfaterre'. This name is invalid. 'Solfaterre' was first used in error in an article on Lemoine's Montbretia by H.P., in the Garden Magazine, Nov. 19th. 1887.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Salem, Oregon
Columbia, South Carolina

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