Saturday, January 30, 2010

Montbretia Blossom

Montbretia Blossom
Oil on linen on card

"montbretia. Crocosmia X crocosmiiflora. Family. Iridaceae. Origin. Africa.  A plant with broad, stiff, grass-like leaves growing from perennial corms, with attractive orange-red flowers in summer. It often forms large colonies along roadsides and streams."

Treatment methods

Dig out very small sites. Dispose of the corms.

Spray: glyphosate 10ml/L + Escort 4g/10L water + penetrant at full leaf stage.

Weed wiper: Escort 1g + glyphosate 100ml + penetrant 20ml/L water at full leaf stage.

Follow up six-monthly.

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