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Crocosmia 'Lucifer' AGM

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Characteristics

Plant type

Bulb or Herbaceous Perennial

Habit

Clump-forming

Resilience

Hardiness

H5 (hardy - cold winter)

Colour

Flower

Red in Summer

Foliage

Green in Autumn, Spring and Summer

Size

Ultimate height

1-1.5 metres

Ultimate spread

0.1-0.5 metres

Time to ultimate height

2-5 years


Preferred common name

montbretia 'Lucifer'

Family

Iridaceae


Crocosmia are deciduous cormous perennials with erect, sword-shaped leaves and branched spikes of showy, funnel-shaped flowers in summer

'Lucifer' is a perennial forming a clump of narrow, erect, mid-green, pleated leaves with sprays of vivid red flowers on stems to 1.2m in height

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun
  • Part shade

Aspect

  • South-facing, East-facing or West-facing
  • Exposed or Sheltered

Cultivation

Grow in a moderately fertile, humus-rich soil that is moist but well-drained. Thrives in sun or partial shade.

Soil

  • Moist but well-drained
  • Acid, Alkaline or Neutral
  • Loam, Chalk, Sand or Clay

Propagation

Propagate by division in spring just before growth starts

Suggested planting locations and garden types

Cottage/Informal Garden, Flower borders and beds, Cut Flowers or Coastal


How to care

Pruning

No pruning required

Diseases

Generally disease free