A vigorous, species crocosmia named in honour of Marianne Mason, the Edwardian artist and her brother Edward who collected the species in 1911.
Large upward-facing bronze-red flowers are held horizontally forming a showy arc above stiff, pleated green leaves.
This elegant crocosmia has a long flowering season - from late July until September - leaving behind a wonderful seed head that looks stunning in winter.
Crocosmia masoniorum was crossed with C. paniculata in the second half of the twentieth century by the British gardener Alan Bloom to produce the hybrid 'Lucifer', which is still one of the most popular of all the crocosmia hybrids
Photo: Dick Culbert from Gibsons, B.C., Canada
Rich, fertile moist
Partial shade, full sun