My grandparents had these flowers growing all alongside their driveway in England. I call them montbretia although in the USA they are known as crocosmia. They were easy care and seemed to like the sandy well-drained soil of a coastal garden. I was thrilled to see the first blooms on the plant this morning.
Last year when friend Cindy, of My Corner of Katy, visited my garden she brought a nice clump of these from her garden. I am so thrilled to have my first blooms. Thank you Cindy. They go very nicely with a backdrop of those everywhere Texas ruellia. There is no sandy well-drained soil here, although our alkaline soil is well drained. I hope that from now on I will have these every year.