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Lucifer

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📦 Quantity per Package: 5 Bare Rooted Corms

Specifications
☀️ Light Required: Sun / Partial Shade
🌷 Height: 22"
🌸 Blooming Period: Jul - Sep
🌱 Bulb Size: 10/+
Planting Distance: 6"
Planting Depth: 2"
🦌 Deer Resistant: Yes
Lucifer

About Lucifer

Crocosmia Lucifer is a stunning perennial flower that adds vibrant color and texture to any garden. Its tall spikes of fiery red flowers bloom in mid to late summer, making it a perfect addition to any summer garden. Arching sprays of bold, tomato-red, funnel-shaped flowers appear in August and September among handsome, pleated, mid-green leaves.

  • Bright red flowers that bloom in mid to late summer
  • Tall spikes that add height and texture to any garden
  • Easy to plant and care for
  • Perfect for adding color and texture to any garden
  • Flower stems typically rise up to 22" 
  • They make excellent cut flowers

How to care for Lucifer

  • For maximum impact, plant Lucifer in bold drifts in a sunny, sheltered site with moderately fertile, humus-rich, well-drained soil. 
  • Dig a hole that is twice the size of the rootball, and gently place the plant in the hole. 
  • Fill the hole with soil and water well.
  • Simply water the plant regularly and fertilize it with a balanced fertilizer once a month during the growing season. 
  • Deadhead the flowers as they fade to encourage more blooms.

Frequently Asked Questions

Crocosmia Lucifer bulbs, known for their striking red flowers and sword-like foliage, can add a touch of drama to any garden. When planting, choose a location with well-draining soil and full sun to partial shade.

Space the corms (bulb-like structures) about 5-6 inches apart and 2-3 inches deep, with the pointed end facing upwards. Water the corms thoroughly after planting, and continue to provide regular moisture throughout the growing season. Adding organic matter or compost to the soil will improve drainage and fertility, ensuring optimal growth. Fertilize with a balanced fertilizer once in early spring and again in mid-summer to support healthy growth and vibrant blooms.

The best time to plant Crocosmia Lucifer bulbs is in the spring, ideally after the last frost when the soil temperature has warmed to at least 50°F (10°C). This allows the corms enough time to establish themselves and develop a strong root system before the growing season.

Planting in early spring also ensures that the plants will have ample time to produce their vibrant red flowers in late summer or early fall. In milder climates, it is possible to plant Crocosmia Lucifer bulbs in the fall; however, this is not recommended for areas with harsh winters.

Crocosmia Lucifer bulbs are considered deer-resistant due to their somewhat bitter taste and the plant's overall unpalatability. While no plant can be completely deer-proof, Crocosmia Lucifer is less likely to be browsed by deer compared to many other garden plants.

Planting Crocosmia Lucifer in your garden can add a burst of color with less concern for deer damage. However, it is essential to monitor your plants regularly and implement additional deer deterrents if needed, such as fencing or repellents, to ensure your garden remains protected.

In colder climates (USDA hardiness zones 1-5), Crocosmia Lucifer bulbs may require overwintering indoors to protect them from freezing temperatures.

After the foliage dies back in the fall, carefully dig up the corms and remove any excess soil. Allow the corms to air dry for a few days before storing them in a breathable container, such as a mesh bag or a box filled with peat moss or vermiculite. Store the corms in a cool, dark, and dry place with temperatures between 35-45°F (2-7°C) until it's time to replant them in spring.

In warmer climates (USDA zones 6 and above), the corms can be left in the ground year-round, protected by a layer of mulch.

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