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Crocosmia 'Lucifer'

Crocosmia 'Lucifer' Photo/Illustration: Michelle Gervais

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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: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.
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 Flower
Uses Beds and Borders, Container, Cut Flower
Style Cottage Garden
Seasonal Interest Summer Interest
Type Perennials

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