Common Name: Crocosmia
Skill Level: Beginner
Exposure: Full sun, Partial shade
Soil type: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Acidic, Chalky/alkaline
Time to divide plants: March to May
Flowering period: August to September
Crocosmias produce dense clumps of upright iris-like foliage. In midsummer this makes a good background for the small, profuse flowers. 'Lucifer' is an aptly-named variety because its flowers are the hottest coloured of all - a searing paprika red. The individual blooms are not as big as other crocosmias', but small-flowered varieties such as this are the hardiest which makes them a wise choice in cold districts. Grown in a flower border, they provide structure and colour. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it the Award of Garden Merit (AGM).
Looks good with:Canna 'Wyoming'
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