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Falling stars, Valentin Flowers
A splendid flowering plant pertaining to the Iris family, distributed from Sudan to South Africa, from coastal areas up to 2000 m elevation, where it is usually found in moist habitats such as stream banks and forest margins. It usually reaches 1 m (3 ft.) in height and it is easily recognized by its tall stalks, sword shaped leaves with a distinctive midvein and branched inflorescences with highly attractive, orange flowers, followed by a leathery orange pod with shiny, purplish-black seeds. Crocosmia aurea is great for tropical and warm temperate gardens. An excellent candidate for flower arrangements.