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Crocosmia 'A.J.Hogan'

A seedling raised in Cornwall by John Hogan and named in 1994. The parents were Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora and 'Lana de Savary'. 'Lana de Savary' is itself one of his hybrids, from Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora and Alan Bloom's 'Lucifer'.

I am rather fond of this hybrid because of a trivial personal connection. Back in the days when I still ran a nursery, I think I sold John his original stock of 'Lucifer'. He had brought some very dwarf Aubrieta hybrids over to show me, and went away with the Crocosmia as well.

9th September 2006

2nd August 2007


  • Goldblatt,P. ,J.Manning and G.Dunlop. Crocosmia and Chasmanthe. Royal Horticultural Society Plant Collector Guide. Timber Press, 2004.