Crocosmia Lucifer

Cousins to the gladiola, these are hardy plants that produce clumps of green sword-shaped leaves, with tall, arching spikes of funnel-shaped blossoms appearing in mid to late summer.

 

Several named varieties are now available, in a range of hot colours. This selection has brilliant flame-red flowers, and a tall habit.

 

Outstanding cut flowers. Clumps should be divided every three years, in spring. Watch for spider mite and thrips on the foliage. In colder regions, the corms can be stored like gladioli, wintered in pots, or mulched heavily outdoors..

 


 

Sun Exposure: Full Sun

Soil Moisture: Average or Moist

Blooming Time: Mid Summer - Early fall
Foliage Color: Deep Green

Plant Uses: Border, Cut Flower, Container,   

FlowerHead Size: Very large

Height: 35-47 inches

Spread: 12-24 inches

Hardiness Zone: 5-9

Resistant for: Rabbit and Deer

 

 

 

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