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Giant Montbretia - Crocosmia masoniorum

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Giant Montbretia Giant Montbretia - Crocosmia masoniorum dylan Westbury Wildlife Park 21 Oct 2022, 3:52 p.m. 11 Jul 2022, 3:02 p.m.

Species Description

Stace 4:

Crocosmia masoniorum (L. Bolus) N.E. Br. - Giant Montbretia.

Differs from C. paniculata in perianth with tube rather gradually widened; with spreading lobes 2.4-3cm; (2n=22). Neophte-naturalised; grown and naturalised as for C. paniculata; scattered in Britain, North East Ireland; South Africa.


  • Leaves ribbed and pleated at least when young, at least some >3cm wide; perianth >4.5cm
  • Perianth-lobes about as long as -tube, widely spreading; stamens slightly exceeding perianth

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