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PostPosted: Wed Jul 28, 2010 6:34 am    Post subject: Lovely Wild Pant Reply with quote

What is the name for the rushes type plant with the orange coloured flower that grows wild in the country road sides.
I have for a few years now used this plant effectively around my pool and I would really like to know the name.
I have also seen the same plant in Co.Council arrangments but is a red flowered version, has it been cultivated or is the soil type the reason for the colour change.?
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 28, 2010 7:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think you refer to Crocosmia ( formerly called montbretia ).....and the red version could be a well known one called Crocosmia "Lucifer"....which would be in flower right now.
By the way, I smiled at your heading......."Lovely Wild Pant"........ indeed !!!!
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 28, 2010 3:20 pm    Post subject: wild plant Reply with quote

Also comes in shades of yellow , orange and a bi-coloured variety. Bees love it and it doesn't need to be planted in a damp spot. It thrives in my front garden which is fairly dry near to the coast. It spreads easily and that is why it is commonly seen in the wild. It is an original native of South Africa and has naturalised here. " Lucifer," ( hot red )is very elegant. There are other varieties in shades of red too.

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