Crocosmia × crocosmiiflora

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Crocosmia × crocosmiiflora
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Iridaceae
Subfamily: Ixioideae
Tribe: Ixieae
Genus: Crocosmia
Species: C. × crocosmiiflora
Binomial name
Crocosmia × crocosmiiflora
(Lemoine) N.E.Br.

Crocosmia × crocosmiiflora is a garden hybrid of C. aurea and C. pottsii, first bred by Victor Lemoine in 1880. It is one of many Crocosmia plants known as "montbretia."

Cultivars within C. × crocosmiiflora include:

  • 'George Davidson' Yellow [1]
  • ‘His Majesty’ Flowers large, orange.
  • 'Jackanapes' Flowers orange-red, inner lobes golden yellow.
  • 'Meteor' Orange yellow
  • ‘Solfatare’ Yellow flowers with bronze foliage.

Invasive species[edit]

Crocosmia × crocosmiiflora is an invasive plant in New Zealand and is common on roadsides in the northern parts of the West Coast of the South Island. The Department of Conservation classes it as an environmental weed.[2]


  1. ^ Royal Horticultural Society
  2. ^ Howell, Clayson (May 2008). Consolidated list of environmental weeds in New Zealand. DRDS292. Wellington: Department of Conservation. ISBN 978-0-478-14413-0. Retrieved 2009-05-06. 

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