| Woodland, hedgerows, waste ground
50 - 60 cms.
July - September.
This flower is a hybrid between two South African
species, Crocosmia pottsii and Crocosmia auria. The genus name
derived from the Greek words krokos, meaning "saffron", and
meaning "odor", as dried leaves of these plants, when immersed in hot
water, emit a strong smell
similar to saffron.