Antholyza paniculata Klatt
Curtonus paniculatus (Klatt) N.E.Br.
Common Name: Montbretia
Crocosmia paniculata is a perennial plant growing from a corm, producing a flowering stem annually that is up to 1 metre tall[
The plant is gathered from the wild locally for use in traditional medicine[
]. A very ornamental plant with attractive funnel-shaped flowers, it is often grown in gardens[
Southern Africa - Lesotho, Swaziland, S. Africa.
Moist rocky and grassy slopes, often at high elevations, sometimes at forest edges[
]. Large colonies in moist grassland[
|Cultivation Status||Ornamental, Wild
Succeeding in warm temperate to tropical areas, it is able to tolerate occasional low temperatures down to -5c[
Prefers an open, well-drained, moisture-retentive, humus-rich soil and a position in full sun or light shade[
The rootstock is used in the treatment of dysentery and diarrhoea[
Seed - best sown as soon as ripe[
Division of established clumps[
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