Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora

Family Iridaceae

Species Profile

Species classification Invasive [NSW's Noxious Weeds]
Common namesCommon Montbretia, Crocosmia, Garden Montbretia, Montbretia
SynonymsCrocosmia aurea (Pappe ex Hook.) Planch.; Montbretia x crocosmaeflora orth. var. Lemoine; Montbretia x crocosmiaeflora orth. var. Lemoine ex Morren; Montbretia x crocosmiiflora Lemoine; Tritonia x crocosmiflora G.Nicholson
LongevityAnnual, Perennial
Growth formHerb
Seed dispersal morphologyUnassisted
Maximum height (m)1
Capable of vegetative reproductionYes
Native rangeHorticultural hybrid between two plants from southern Africa
Exotic range (Australia)ACT, NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA, Lord Howe Island
Exotic range (other)Asia, Central America, Indian Ocean Islands, North America, Oceania, Pacific Ocean Islands, South America
Habitat types (exotic)Coastal vegetation/sand dunes, Bushland, Disturbed areas (including trails), Forest, Grasslands, Riparian systems, Roadsides, Urban areas, gardens and parks, Wastelands, Wet sclerophyll forest, Woodlands
Soil type (exotic)Fertile, Most soil types
Decade of introduction1860

National Climate Change Impact

Invasive Class 3

The area of suitable habitat and the habitat suitability of observations, for this species, are projected to decrease or remain the same under RCP 8.5 2065 compared to current climate suitability.

Maps of Habitat Suitability & Recorded Occurrences

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Current suitable habitat

2035 suitable habitat
(RCP 8.5)

2065 suitable habitat
(RCP 8.5)

Recorded occurrences

Recorded occurrences


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