Crocosmia 'Lucifer' Description
AVAILABLE EARLY APRIL 2020!
Crocosmias fiery red blooms and unique vase shaped form make this charming sun perennial an excellent choice for the garden. They are at home in a moisture retentive soil in sun to shade. Bright arching green sword-like leaves give way to abundant flame red 2" wide red flowers that flare out like a trumpets in mid-summer crocosmia is an excellent choice for hot borders, near boulders, or tuck between shrubs. Cut flowers are like eye-candy in an arrangement. Grows up to 3 feet tall. We plant 3 corms (bulbs) per pot.
Features: Attracts butterflies, Cut flowers, Deer resistant, Foliage interest, Attracts hummingbirds
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36" X 4"
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Accent, Background, Border, Cottage gardening, Foundation planting, Massing, Naturalizing, Ornamental, Specimen, Waterside
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Soil: Average to medium, well-drained soil
Light: Full sun to part shade.
Water: Water regularly until established. Spacing: 1 - 2 ft.
Fertilizing: Fertilize in spring with a balance fertilizing.
Winterizing: Plants are not reliably hardy in Zone 5. (We winter in Michigan in protected sites). Dig up corm plants in fall and store in a dry location (similar to handling gladiolus bulbs)
Maintenance & pruning: Deadhead to prolong bloom. Divide when clumps become overcrowded.
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