(Iridaceae) Montbretia. Genus of 7 species of clump forming cormous perennials from the grassland in South Africa. Corms grown for their brightly coloured funnel-shaped flowers mid to late summer - branched spikes on wiry stems. Erect linear-lance shaped leaves are mostly ribbed or pleated. Lift and divide congested clumps in spring.
Sun or part shade. Very hardy reliable plants flowering from July onwards