Montbretias

Ian Green recently spotted Crocosmia pottsii (Pott’s Montbretia) on Skye roadsides as well as the usual Montbretia, C. x crocosmiiflora (C. pottsii x aurea) and has given me a grid reference for one colony near Merkadale.  It has smaller redder flowers than the hybrid.  Something to look out for.  I already have C. paniculata (Aunt-Eliza) in a couple of places on Skye.

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2 Responses to “Montbretias”

  1. Martin Perry Says:

    Didn’t realise so uncommon, but definitely by Loch Coruisk in Skye

    • Stephen Says:

      Many thanks. Probably not uncommon but no attention has been paid to this genus until recently. Do you have a date and a grid ref?
      Best, Stephen

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