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Iridaceae

Crocosmia

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Crocosmia 'Lucifer'

Crocosmia’s iris family lineage can be seen in its lance-shaped, pointed leaves and colorful flowers. The blooms are funnel-shaped and top wiry stems in midsummer to late summer. They make great cut flowers, and the plants are useful in a shrub garden, border, or cut flower garden. Be sure to grow them in good-sized clumps for best effect.

Noteworthy CharacteristicsIris-like leaves and brightly colored flowers on wiry stems. Excellent cut flowers. Tough plants that are easy to grow.

CareProvide full sun or partial shade and humusy, moist but well-drained soil. Divide congested clumps in spring.

PropagationDivide in spring before new growth commences, or sow seed in a cold frame as soon as it is ripe.

ProblemsSpider mites.

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