Tritonia crocata is a striking, late spring and early summer-flowering plant with fiery orange or reddish orange flower sprays and a fan of short, lance-shaped leaves.. It has a flattened corm surrounded by a few layers of fibrous outer tunics and multiplies by cormlets produced around its base. The three lower tepals of the flower have a narrow yellow or dark red central stripe in the throat, and all the tepals have attractive narrow translucent zones or ‘windows’ on the margins.
Tritonia are small bulbous plants up to 80 cm, that appear in great numbers in spring. The leaves are fan-shaped. The flowers are shades of yellow, orange or brown, sweet-smelling, and give off a very strong fragrance, especially at night. They are not grazed
Tritonia bulbs produce nice loose spikes of up to 10 flowers, each 1-2″ / 3-5 cm in diameter on slender, graceful branched stems. The rounded up facing flowers which narrow to a short tube at the base resemble those of freesias. They are long-lasting cut flowers and their vivid soft colors will brighten up any room. Their foliage is narrow and grassy.