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Crocosmia 'Lucifer'/Lucifer Montbretia

Crocosmia 'Lucifer' / Crocosmia 'Lucifer'
This is an unusually fine cultivar with bright orange-red flowers
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This is an unusually fine cultivar with bright orange-red flowers

Flowers and foliage

Bloom over a long period in the summer

Close-up of flowers

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Scientific Name: Crocosmia 'Lucifer'
Common Name: Lucifer Montbretia
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Bloom time: Summer, Fall
Flower color: Orange, Red
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Wet,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Plants That Attract Hummingbirds
Comments: This cousin of the gladiolus should be divided in the fall every 3 years. This particular cultivar is an especially good one for the garden. Several others are available in the trade. Flowering is best in full sunlight. Lot of foliage produced in shaded gardens, but blooming will be sparse. Foliage can become untidy in late summer. Cut back in fall.