Crocosmia Crazy

The pollinators were going wild for these Crocosmia that I saw during a hike.  It is fun to stop for a moment to watch the bees gather up pollen on their legs. It seems like they don’t have a care in the world except to gather that sweetness.

Crocosmia - Crocosmia sp.

Crocosmia – Crocosmia sp.

Crocosmia are perennials belonging to the IRIDACEAE…aka the Iris family.  Common plants found here are Falling Stars (Crocosmia aurea) and Coppertips (Crocosmia montbretia) although there are 100s of hybrids and cultivars.  I was enjoying Danger Garden’s Crocosmia ‘Lucifer’ and love the name.

Crocosmia - Crocosmia sp.

Crocosmia – Crocosmia sp.

Crocosmia - Crocosmia sp.

Crocosmia – Crocosmia sp.

Crocosmia - Crocosmia sp.

Crocosmia – Crocosmia sp.

These particular Crocosmia were photographed in the Tree Fern Dell in Golden Gate Park.  Yeah, we spend a lot of time in GGP since it is so close to home.

Crocosmia with Fuchsia

Crocosmia with Fuchsia

This lonely Fuchsia was nestling together with the Crocosmia.  We think it may be Fuchsia glazioviana since there are a bunch of them nearby in the Fuchsia Dell.

Crocosmia - Crocosmia sp.

Crocosmia – Crocosmia sp.

Crocosmia - Crocosmia sp.

Crocosmia – Crocosmia sp.

One last look at the pollinators hard at work, and I was on my way.  Has anybody grown these in their garden?

– Far Out Flora

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