Crocosmia 'Lucifer' Crocosmia 'Lucifer' Photo/Illustration: Michelle Gervais 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 (Crocosmia 'Lucifer') kro-KOZ-mee-ah Genus: Crocosmia Abundant eye-catching, brillliantly red, tubular flowers appear in midsummer atop bold, slightly arching, sparsely branched 3-foot-tall stems. Crocosmia's mid-green leaves are pleated and swordlike. Noteworthy Characteristics: Crocosmia make excellent cut flowers and attract hummingbirds. Care: Thrives in a warm, south-facing location. Site near a wall where not reliably hardy. Apply a thick layer of mulch in winter. Plants also require well-drained soil. Lift and divide clumps in spring to maintain vigor. Propagation: Divide in spring. Problems: Spider mites. Overview Height 1 ft. to 3 ft. Growth Habit Clumps Light Full Sun to Part Shade Moisture Medium Moisture Maintenance Low Characteristics Attracts Hummingbirds, Showy Flowers, Showy Foliage Bloom Time Summer Flower Color Red Uses Beds and Borders, Container, Cut Flower Style Cottage Garden Seasonal Interest Summer Interest Type Perennials Crocosmia 'Lucifer'View the discussion thread.