Crocosmia aurea

A deciduous plant with strappy, sword-like dark green leaves and bearing orange star-shaped flowers from late summer.
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AVERAGE SIZE (H) x (W): 0.4m x 0.3m
FLOWERING TIME:   J F M A M J J A S O N D
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A stunning groundcover that produces a spectacular display of bright orange, star-shaped flowers that are borne on drooping stalks.  The bright green, strappy leaves last throughout summer and die back in winter when the plant is dormant.

ECOLOGICAL BENEFITS:
Birds feed on the seeds.

NATURAL HABITAT & DISTRIBUTION:
Moist, shady places in forests.

MAINTENANCE:
Low maintenance.

WATER REQUIREMENTS:
Water well in summer.

GARDEN THEMES:
Bushveld, country, grassland

LANDSCAPING USES:
A wonderful addition to an herbaceous border in a butterfly garden.
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