Beautiful red-orange lily like flowers – what is it?

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Date Photo Taken: 08/06/2006
Location: Washougal, WA
Posted By: Ppeaches2


We had a couple of these plants in Washington State and never knew the name. They required very little care, were planted in a semi-shady location with god ground moisture. The flower stems were 18-24″ with leaves long and graceful about 3/4″ to 1″ wide and pointed tips. We now live in South Dakota and need the name so we can determine if it will survive in this climate.


  1. Metrosideros Flower Fanatic says:

    A type of Crocosmia.

    February 20th, 2014 at 6:35 pm
  2. hortiphoto Flower Fanatic says:

    It’s a Crocosmia, sometimes commonly known as Montbretia. There are lot’s of different types. I have images of some at . They South African and surprisingly tough but I very much doubt they’d survive in South Dakota, though they’re corms so you could lift them for the winter like Gladiolus.

    February 21st, 2014 at 3:14 am
  3. Ppeaches2 Unregistered says:

    Thanks for the information will have to rethink planting them here.

    February 22nd, 2014 at 8:17 pm

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