Mystery Irid

Tom Mitchell
Fri, 04 Sep 2009 11:00:14 PDT
As several others have suggested, I agree that the plant is a  
Crocosmia. It looks like a form of C. aurea or C. masoniorum or  
perhaps a cross between the two, of which there are several good  
examples, e.g. 'Comet'. the book to consult is Crocosmia and  
Chasmanthe by Goldblatt, Manning and Dunlop. Gary Dunlop owns  
Ballyrogan Nurseries in Northern Ireland and probably knows more  
about this genus in cultivation than anyone. His email address (which  
isn't a State secret, since you can readily find it via Google) is[at] He may be able to put a name on it for  

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