The three white style branches of the often nodding Crocosmia aurea flower are short on the long style, their ends abrupt or truncate. The oblong anthers appear big by its side.
The orange or red tepals flare and recurve. Flower diameter is about 4 cm.
The buds are dull red once the corollas push out of their bract coverings. By then the bracts appear small and green in contrast around the bigger bud bases. On the smallest, upper buds, there are interesting, narrowly prolonged tips where bracts still cover the corollas fully but are too long for them.
Inflorescences branch as well as zigzag in angular fashion between open flowers (Manning, 2009; Pooley, 1998; Moriarty, 1997; iNaturalist).