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Crocosmia 'Lucifer' - Montbretia

Crocosmia 'Lucifer'

Montbretia

The bright red flowers of 'Lucifer' Montbretia appear on long arching stems in July. Blooms for an extended time above broad, Gladiolus-like foliage. Excellent cut flower and a hummingbird magnet. The genus name comes from the Greek language and means "saffron smell," which reportedly can be detected when dried flowers are steeped in warm water. Native to South Africa, Crocosmia 'Lucifer' needs good drainage and will naturalize in time.  An exotic-looking plant, hard to believe it is hardy in our area, but it certainly is. An Alan Bloom hybrid.

Height

36 Inches

Spread

12 Inches

Bloom Color

Red

USDA Hardiness Zone

5
Current Availability
Qty Avail Description Comments Future Crop Future Crop Ready Date
0 Crocosmia Lucifer #1 (red) 750 late May
Characteristics & Attributes
Attributes
Cut Flower
Deer Resistant
Soil Conditions
Average
Bloom Time
Summer
Exposure
Sun
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Hummingbirds
Attracts Pollinators
Foliage Color
Green
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