Family Iridaceae; Genus Crocosmia
Crocosmia (previously known as Montbretia) is one of my favourite plants, and there are many different varieties available. We bought this one in 2002 - unfortunately we've planted it a little far back in the border, so it will be moved after the flowering season is finished.
Just on a point of interest Crocosmia means 'safron smell'.
The picture was taken after the flowers were past their best, but it is a nice variety.
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