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Family: IridaceaeMain Season: SummerFlower Colour: OrangeLeaf Colour: Blue/grey/silverFoliage: DeciduousPosition: SunSoil Type: Dry, well drainedHeight: 1.2m to 1.8m (4' to 6')Peat Free? Not yetHardiness Guide: RHS H4 minimum -5C to -10CPot Size: 9cm
Big, sword-like pleated leaves on this wild collected form with tall, strong stems supporting branched heads of long-tubed orange flowers in late suimmer to 1.5m. Good, drained soil in full sun.
Crocosmia paniculata 'Cally Sword' is worth growing for it's leaves, if not it's flowers! Clumps of strong growth with attractive leaves from early summer.
Wild collected by the late Michael Wickenden of Cally Gardens.