Montbretia

Crocosmia 'Lucifer'

Montbretia - Crocosmia  'Lucifer'

Common Name: Montbretia
Genus: Crocosmia
Cultivar: 'Lucifer'

Category: Bulbs, Corms, Tubers & Rhizomatous Plants
Growth Rate: Fast growing
Features: Makes good cut flowers, Has interesting foliage

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 1.30 m (130 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.10 m (10 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Red, Orange
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: July

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

Although Crocosmia ‘Lucifer’ is often classified as a herbaceous perennial it should actually be classed as a cormous perennial because it grows from small, underground swollen stem called a corm. Crocosmia ‘Lucifer’ has mid-green, upright sword-shaped leaves. Bright red flowers are produced during mid-summer on arching stems. The flowers are good for cutting.


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