Crocosmia paniculata x pottsii


    Crocosmia paniculata x pottsii has erect, sword-shaped leaves and branched spikes of showy, funnel-shaped flowers.  It is very typical of many members of the Montbretia family, so great care is needed with identification.

    Identification difficulty
    Recording advice

    Good photographs of the flowers and leaves are required and a specimen may be requested.


    Most VC55 records are probably from discarded garden plants and subsequent vegetative spread. They may occur in various places such as waste ground, roadside verges or woodland edge, but often close to habitation.

    When to see it

    Flowers July to September.

    Life History

    Cormous perennial.

    UK Status

    Little recorded in the wild in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Rarely recorded in the wild in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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