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Crocosmia crocosmiiflora 'Lucifer'

Vibrant trumpet shaped flowers on arching stems with bold sword-like foliage.

Cousins to the gladiolus, these are hardy plants that produce clumps of green sword-shaped leaves, with tall, arching spikes of funnel-shaped blossoms appearing in mid to late summer. Several named varieties are now available, in a range of hot colours. This selection has brilliant flame-red flowers, and a tall habit. Outstanding cut flowers. Clumps should be divided every three years, in spring. Watch for spider mite and thrips on the foliage. In colder regions, the corms can be stored like gladioli, wintered in pots, or mulched heavily outdoors.


Bloom Time:

Blooms summer

Mature Height:

44-48 In

Hardiness Zone:

5-9 Find your zone


Partial Sun

Features and Usage:

Greenhouse Growing Instructions:

Grow at 60-70° F under high light conditions. Keep soil evenly moist but not overly wet. Emerging foliage needs a consistent supply of water to thrive. Once actively growing, feed at 50-100 ppm N with each watering. Plants generally finish in 10-12 weeks based on growing conditions.
Plants Per Gallon: 3
Storage Temperature Prior to Planting: 38
Cooler Humidity Prior to Planting: Low

Transplanting Instructions:

Use a well draining professional potting soil and cover bulbs with 3-4"soil, water well.

Homeowner Planting and Maintenance Tips:

Crocosmia are easy to grow in partial sun.

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We have done our best to describe this plant as accurately as possible, however, different climates
and growing conditions in different parts of the country will affect height, bloom time, and color.