Aunt Eliza Crocosmia paniculata

Aunt Eliza


C. paniculata is a cormous perennial producing strongly-pleated, olive green leaves to 1m long. In late summer it produces downward curved, orange flowers to 6cm long that are borne alternately on branched, zigzagged stems

Plant Info
Common Problems

About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      Aunt Eliza

    • Common names

      Curtonus paniculatus, Antholyza coccinea

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Foliage type


    • Height

      1-1.5 metres

    • Spread

      0.1-0.5 metres

    • Hardiness zones


  • sunLight

    Full Sun, Partial Shade

  • scissorsPruning

    Cut back faded foliage in autumn or spring

  • bambooSoil

    SoilChalk, Clay, Loam, Sand

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Hardiness zone

      Cut Flowers Flower borders and beds Coastal Cottage & Informal Garden

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propagate by division in spring just before growth starts, plant corms 8-10cm deep

  • insectPests

    Prone to glasshouse red spider mite especially if grown on soil prone to drying out in summer

  • microbeDiseases

    Generally disease free