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‘Lucifer’ crocosmia

Crocosmia 'Lucifer'

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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 CharacteristicsCrocosmia make excellent cut flowers and attract hummingbirds.

CareThrives 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.

PropagationDivide in spring.

ProblemsSpider mites.

  • Genus : Crocosmia
  • Plant Height : 1 to 3 feet
  • Zones : 6, 7, 8, 9
  • Characteristics : Attracts Hummingbirds, Showy Foliage
  • Uses : Containers
  • Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Maintenance : Low
  • Moisture : Medium Moisture
  • Plant Type : Perennials
  • Flower Color : Red
  • Bloom Time : Summer
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Summer Interest

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