Crocosmia *
Name from the Greek krokos, meaning saffron, and
osme meaning smell, alluding to the saffron scent given off by the dried flowers when placed in water.
A closer look at Crocosmia in bloom
These tender bulbs from South Africa look similar to Gladiolus, but belong to the Iris family.
They grow 2 - 4 feet high, producing orange-yellow, orange with dark blotches or yellow and brick red colored flowers from July to October.
The bulbs freely increase and the flowers can be used for cutting.
Location on campus:
Sequoia Commons
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