Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora Lucifer is a dramatic variety of montbretia producing masses of magnificent, rich red, freesia-like blooms, held in a line on tall, arching stems in late summer and autumn. Ideal as part of a 'hot' garden planting scheme, for brightening up a summer border or as a cut flower. An excellent choice for sunny, well-drained sites and ideally situated at the back of a border or where it can overhang a lawn or path. It also makes an interesting focal point plant, and is a useful plant on a bank or slope.
This lovely late flowering corm will divide and slowly form a large, decorative clump of bright-green sword-like leaves. A herbaceous bulbous perennial that disappears in the winter and reappears every spring. The blooms last for up to 8 weeks, and are incredible in flower arrangements, and are also attractive to butterflies and the tapering seedpods to birds.
A recipient of the RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit), for all round excellence in the garden.
Common Names: Montbretia Lucifer, Coppertips Lucifer, Falling Stars Lucifer
Hardiness: Fully hardy
Height and Spread: 120cm x 30cm
Preferred Soil Type: Well-drained, humus rich, fertile soil
Position: Full sun / partial shade
Flowering Period: August – October
Care: In cold areas cover with a mulch in winter