Crocosmia x 'Lucifer'
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
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.
Crocosmia x 'Lucifer' Characteristics
Moist to Average