Crocosmia Crocosmiiflora Montbretia. Hard to believe that montbretia, or crocosmia x crocosmiiflora to give it its full title, was introduced to these islands only 125 years ago as a desirable addition to the best gardens. It prefers disturbed areas, including roadsides, coastal scrub, prairie and forests.
This naturalized ornamental garden plant is a horticultural cross between crocosmia aurea and crocosmia. Masoniorum (crocosmia ‘marcotijn’) and some forms of c. Wide (10 cm), soft orange blossoms which gradually open,.