Crocosmia Lucifer

Falling Stars, Coppertips
$5.95 ea.

(8 per bag)

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Flame red flowers – Hot! Hot! Hot! Crocosmia Lucifer is one of the hardiest cultivars. The flowers perch along the top of branching arched stems in rows and open from the bottom up. To keep more upright, this variety may be staked when growth is small as the mature plant can get quite hefty. Stunning in fresh arrangements, these beauties are often used in commercial flower arrangements. When not in bloom; broad, sword-like foliage blades add a spiky element to your sunny garden. *NOTE: Bulbs will need to be lifted in fall in zones 3-5.

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Code BCRLU
Patent
Plant Type Bulbs
Species
Height Tall 36-42"
Spacing Plant 6" apart
Bloom Time Early Summer to Late Summer
Sun / Shade Full Sun
Zones
3-9
Soil Type Normal, Acidic, Sandy
Water Needs Medium
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Special Features

  • Beneficial for Pollinators
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Deer Resistant
  • Attracts Hummingbirds

Planting Sites

  • OK in Containers

Crocosmia General Information

Sprays of star-like flowers in intense shades open in succession from the bottom up. A popular choice for pollinator and cut flower gardens. Slender strap-like leaves form spiky foliage clumps for vertical interest even when not flowering. All our accent annuals are guaranteed to reach you in good condition and to grow, but we can't guarantee annuals to overwinter. Will be an annual except in zones 6-9 but can be stored over the winter in colder zones. Instructions

Crocosmia Plant Care

Hardy in Zones 6-9. Crocosmia grow best in moist, humus-rich, well-drained soil in full sun. Avoid heavy clay sites. Plant the corms 6-8” apart at a depth of 3-5” once the threat of frost and/or freezing temperatures have subsided. For best appearance, plant in clusters. Feed after initial planting with a balance, slow-release fertilizer formulated for bulbs. Flowers self-clean and give way to attractive seedpods. Leave foliage in place to nourish next year’s growth. Lift corms in the fall in zones 3-6. Cut foliage back to about 2” in late fall after the first frost and carefully dig up the bulb. Cormlets will develop along the plant’s roots. Gently twist the offsets from the main corm and store in a cool, dry location, and replant in spring.