Crocosmia 'Lucifer'
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Crocosmia 'Lucifer'

Crocosmia 'Lucifer'

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SKU: S40735
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Common Name: Montbretia
Hardiness Zone: 5-8S/10W Exposure: Sun
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Blooms In: Jul-Aug
Mature Height: 2-4' Spacing: 12-15"
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The showy hybrid Crocosmia 'Lucifer' makes a sensational exclamation point for a garden or container, given full sun and well-drained soil. Fiery red 'Lucifer' is remarkably hardy for us, and invites admiration in display beds at our nursery. Needless to say, hummingbirds are big fans, too. Plants thrive despite heat and humidity, so are prized for summer color in the South as well.

The hard work of breeders as far back as the late 19th century has yielded strains of Crocosmia (also known as Montbretia) with much larger blossoms than the native plants found in South African grasslands. The spikes of brightly colored, funnel-shaped flowers appear in midsummer above foliage that looks like that of a Gladiolus. Plants are easy to grow in full sun and well-drained soil.

For more information on growing and care, click Growing Guide.




The size of the plants we ship has been selected to reduce the shock of transplanting. For some, this means a large, bareroot crown. Others cannot travel bareroot or transplant best if grown in containers. We ship these perennials and annuals in 1 pint pots, except as noted. We must point out that many perennials will not bloom the first year after planting, but will the following year, amply rewarding your patience. We ship bulbs as dormant, bare bulbs, sometimes with some wood shavings or moss. Shrubs, Roses, vines, and other woody plants may be shipped bareroot or in pots. The size of the pot is noted in the quick facts for each item.


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We guarantee to ship plants that are in prime condition for growing. If your order is damaged or fails to meet your expectations, we will cheerfully replace or refund it. Please contact our Customer Service Department at 1-800-503-9624 or email us at [email protected]. Please include your order number or customer number when contacting us.



Average Customer Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars (3 Reviews) Write a Review

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Was hoping for more

I purchased 50 bulbs and got less than 12 that came up. Not sure if I planted them too deep not worth the price.

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Very Disappointed

6 bulbs came with this shipment and only one of them grew. The only one that grew didn't flower at all. Hopefully they come up next season!

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Probably my very favorite plant

I have these all over the yard in different beds, and several in a bed near the patio where we can watch the Hummingsbirds sit on the flower stalks and feed. When the buds first appear it won't take long for them to open and a gorgeous mass of clear red will brighten every spot. I also use them in arrangements. I'll buy even more this year.

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Latin Name Pronunciation: kro-koz'mee-uh  

Bulb size: 6-8 cm 

At its best in full sun and well-drained soil. Thrives despite heat and humidity. Store dormant corms at a temperature between 35° and 45°. After a few years, corms may become overcrowded, producing lots of foliage but few flowers. Lift corms in late summer or early fall, divide them, and replant them in fresh soil. Plant 4" deep and 12-15" apart.

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