Posted: 24/10/2016 at 20:45
For me montbretia is the wild orange stuff that thrives everywhere down here. Crocosmia is the cultivated sort that provides us with garden worthy specimens.
not sure, technically,,there is a difference between montbretia and crocosmia. both can be thuggish in the garden and need to be controlled. Montbretia, as I know it, is tougher and spreads more....by seed too I suspect.
Montbretia does flower for a reasonably long time....always in flower over the spring, summer and autumn.....keep it out of your garden though