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Crocosmia x 'Lucifer' - Monbretia

More About Crocosmia x 'Lucifer'

  • Robust, bright red flowers on arching stems
  • Unique buds look like a snake's head as they emerge
  • Clumping, mid-green, sword-like foliage resembles the traditional gladiola
  • Bloom Time: Summer

Zone:

5

Height:

90-100 cm

Spread:

50-60 cm

Colour:

Red

Monbretia Growing and Maintenance Tips

Grow in average to moist, moderately fertile, well-drained soil, in full sun to partial shade. Divide in early spring, if clump is too thick, to promote better blooming. In Zone 5, it is best to plant no later than early summer, to ensure an established root system going into the winter. Adding a thick layer of mulch may be necessary for winter protection. May not be reliable in Zone 5, so consider digging up the bulbs and storing them in dry, medium cool place over the winter. Spider mites may be troublesome.

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Crocosmia x 'Lucifer' Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Attracts Hummingbirds
Attracts Hummingbirds
Cut Flower/Foliage
Cut Flower/Foliage

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Medium

Flowering Time

Summer

Habit

Clumping
Upright

Foliage Color

Red
Green (dark)