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Crocosmia 'Zeal Giant'

24th July 2006

Raised by Terry Jones in Devon, and introduced in 1990. An enormous plant that can tower as tall as a man, and has a corm to match, like the fossilised dung from a constipated dinosaur. Slow to divide (I think it was the fossilisation)!
The characteristics of Crocosmia cultivars are converging in an orgy of hybridisation and there is a danger that they will hit critical mass and detonate in a big bang of orange mediocrity, and 'Zeal Giant' will offer some cherished refusal to conform.

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