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

Notes:

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.

COMMENTS

  1. Metrosideros Flower Fanatic says:

    A type of Crocosmia.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crocosmia

    http://www.pacificbulbsociety.org/pbswiki/index.php/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 http://www.botanicalstockphotos.com/photos-crocosmia-674.htm . 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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