Crocosmia
Crocosmia masoniorum

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Crocosmia (kroh-KOZ-mee-uh) (Info)
Species: masoniorum (may-son-ee-OR-um) (Info)

Category:

Bulbs

Perennials

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:

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

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Red

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

May be a noxious weed or invasive

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Sterrett, Alabama

Boulder Creek, California

Richmond, California

San Leandro, California

Sanford, Florida

Lawrenceville, Georgia

Vincentown, New Jersey

Schenectady, New York

Cleveland, Ohio

Grants Pass, Oregon

Lake Oswego, Oregon

Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Weatherford, Texas

Virginia Beach, Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On May 16, 2006, dmj1218 from west Houston, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

A classic perennial forming bold clumps of sword-shaped, pleated leaves. Arching spikes of trumpet-shaped, rich orange-red flowers in summer. Good for cutting and long lasting in water if cut when blooms are half open.