One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A plant of a genus that includes montbretia.
Genus Crocosmia, family Iridaceae
- ‘Fastening tall plants, such as crocosmia or delphinium, to stakes has never been an easy task.’
- ‘The plant fair will be held between 10 am and 4pm on Sunday and will include specialist collections of astillbus, crocosmias, alpines, rock garden plants, ferns and shrubs and unusual hardy perennials.’
- ‘Bulbs that have their own protective tunics, such as gladioli and crocosmias, can be stored in baskets, boxes, or mesh bags.’
- ‘When other flowers are dying off, crocosmias add a splash of vivid colour.’
- ‘It helped me remember things like where my bulbs were, how many hostas I'd planted and which varieties of crocosmias went where.’
Modern Latin, from Greek krokos ‘saffron’.
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