Fresh Crocosmia flowers, bring the ultimate autumn feeling into your home with Crocosmia. This flower, also known as Monbretia, brings the warm colour palette of autumn into the vase. That's colourful fun!
COLOURS AND SHAPES
Crocosmia can be found in shades from orange-yellow to deep red. Some twenty varieties of Crocosmia can be found at florists and can be recognised by the bell-shaped flowers on long, curved spikes. The stems are strong and tall and the leaves sword-shaped. There are also species that form attractive berries. A yellow juice can be extracted from the flowers, which is used as a substitute for the popular saffron.
The name Crocosmia comes from the Greek krokos (saffron) and osme (fragrance). An obvious nod to the strong, recognisable scent of saffron when the dried flowers are held in warm water.
Crocosmia is native to South Africa. There they grow in the wild. Since 1990, the flower has been cultivated in the Netherlands. Where it is mainly exported to? The United Kingdom! There, Crocosmia is all the rage.