David, Mine is a pure yellow. So how should I label it now then? Just with a yellow or something like that? I'd rather not passon an incorrect name. > >The largest Crocosmia ever bred was Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora 'Henry VIII' >and bred by Jack Fitt and Sydney Morris in 1918. > >Original Description >THE LARGEST OF ALL THE MONTBRETIAS, FROM FOUR TO FIVE INCHES IN DIAMETER. >BRIGHT ORANGE WITH DARK MARKINGS. HEIGHT THREE FEET. > 4 to 5 inches!!!!!!!!!???? (Cough! Splutter!!) They get THAT big? I've certainly never seen any Crocosmia even remotely near that size and I would be most interested to see one. Mine are just the 'standard' inch to inch and a half across types flowers, but maybe if I treated them a little better they'd do better. I actually repoted 'Lucifer' this year as I felt sorry for it... it hadn't flowered for the last 2 years and was looked decidedly ill. Shows what leaving it in the same pot with not a lot of watering for 4 years can do <grin>. It has rebounded well and even flowered this year which was a nice surprise so maybe it's flowers will be larger next year after a "recharge" from teh repotting this season. It still isn't going to get anywhere near 4 to 5 inches though. Thanks for the correction of 'Solfatare'/'Solfaterre' (which should I be calling it?). What is it's description if you don't mind me asking? Cheers. Paul Tyerman Canberra, Australia. USDA equivalent - Zone 8/9 mailto:email@example.com Growing.... Galanthus, Erythroniums, Fritillarias, Cyclamen, Crocus, Cyrtanthus, Liliums, Hellebores, Aroids, Irises plus just about anything else that doesn't move!!!!!