Crocosmia masoniorum

Swan crocosmia

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 

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£ 6.50

Family

Plant type

Hardiness

Height

Spread

Foliage

Flower

Soil

Position

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Iridaceae    

Hardy perennial    

H5    

90cm    

60cm    

Mid green    

Bronze -red    

Rich, fertile moist    

Partial shade, full sun

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