Crocosmia Lucifer

 
  • Red Crocosmia Lucifer, Crocosmia crocosmiiflora, Crocosmia
  • Crocosmia Lucifer
  • Crocosmia Lucifer
  • Crocosmia Lucifer
  • Crocosmia Lucifer
  • Crocosmia Lucifer
  • Crocosmia Lucifer
  • Crocosmia Lucifer

Crocosmia Lucifer blooms in summer with brilliant, hummingbird attracting scarlet-red flowers on arching stems. Plant Crocosmia Lucifer bulbs (corms) in spring for very showy blooms and excellent cut flowers.

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Zones 5 - 9
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Attract Butterflies
Attract Butterflies
Attract Hummingbirds
Attract Hummingbirds
Good for Cut Flowers
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Annual Rainfall
Average
Moist/Wet
20 to 30", 30 to 40", 40 to 50", 50 to 60"
Bulb Spacing6 bulbs per sq. ft.
Bloom Time Mid to late summer
Shipping Shipping begins in late February based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first. Learn More…
Size Bag of 10 - Bulb Size: 10-12 cm
SKU HSB8I10

Details

Crocosmia Lucifer blooms in summer with brilliant, hummingbird-attracting scarlet-red flowers on arching stems. Crocosmia Lucifer bulbs (corms) will do best in rich, moisture retentive soils, in full or partial sun. Perennial in zones 5-9, grow as annuals elsewhere. Cover with mulch to insulate in winter in zones 5-6.
SKU HSB8I10
Common Name Crocosmia Lucifer
Botanical Name Crocosmia crocosmiiflora Lucifer
Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Ships As Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Light Requirements Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Flower Color Red
Mature Height 30-36" tall
Bulb Size 10/12 cm
Bulb Spacing 6 bulbs per sq. ft.
Planting Depth Plant 5-8" deep
Bloom Time Mid to late summer
Planting Time Spring / Summer
Soil Type Sandy Soil, Average Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Moist/Wet
Amount of Rain 20 to 30", 30 to 40", 40 to 50", 50 to 60"
Advantages Deer Resistant, Attract Butterflies, Attract Hummingbirds, Good for Cut Flowers
Additional Information Can be grown as an annual in zones 3,4,10. Perennial in zones 5-9.
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

Planting Guides

Summer Blooming Bulbs, including popular varieties such as gladiolus and dahlias, are planted in the spring and bloom in the summer. Most of these bulbs are tropical and require warm weather to be planted. There must not be any danger of frost and your ground temperature must have reached 55 degrees Fahrenheit before planting. Many of our summer blooming bulbs can be planted as perennials in zones 9-10 (zone 8 if mulched), but should be treated as annuals in cooler climates. You can lift them and store them in the fall, or bring patio pots inside before frost. See page 15 of our Planting Guide for a bulb depth planting illustration.


View more Planting Guides, or download our complete Planting Guide for tips on caring for your plants when you receive your order, as well as planting instructions for Perennials, Spring-Planted Bulbs, Fall-Planted Bulbs, Cacti & Succulents, Xeric Plants and more.

Shipping

Plant Shipping: Buy now and we will ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. Spring-Planted Perennial and Bulb orders will ship from February 27-June 30, warmest zones first. Most plant orders will arrive within 3-4 days, or less, of leaving our greenhouses. This prompt delivery is provided without additional express charges.

Grass Plugs Will ship at planting time in spring 2017, beginning in late February.

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2.8

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  • Healthy (4)
  • Attractive (3)

Cons

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1.0

still waiting

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from Granbury, TX

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    • Did Not Come Up
    • Difficult To Use

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    Comments about High Country Gardens Crocosmia Lucifer:

    Did not grow here

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    1.0

    Never grew

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    from CT

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        Comments about High Country Gardens Crocosmia Lucifer:

        I ordered 20 bulbs to fill out around a crocosmia I already had in my garden. They did not look particularly healthy and I am not surprised that out of 20 I only had one grow. Very disappointed in this product and will be asking for a refund.

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        5.0

        The orange red flowers really pop in my garden

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        from Long Island, n.y.

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        • Accurate Instructions
        • Attractive
        • Hardy
        • Healthy

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          Comments about High Country Gardens Crocosmia Lucifer:

          I love how it pops in my garden, and it gets bigger every year without being invasive. And I saw a humming bird around it last week. Doesn't get better than this.

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          4.0

          Hummingbird magnet

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          from Wisconsin

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          Pros

          • Attractive
          • Fragrant

          Cons

          • Flimsy
          • Flower Stalk Doesn't Hold

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          Comments about High Country Gardens Crocosmia Lucifer:

          Bold red, humming birds love it.

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          5.0

          Very impressed

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          from Ogden, ut

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          • Accurate Instructions
          • Fragrant
          • Hardy
          • Healthy

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            Comments about High Country Gardens Crocosmia Lucifer:

            Take care of the wildlife

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            1.0

            Never grew

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            from Midland Michigan

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              • Not One Bulb Grew

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                Comments about High Country Gardens Crocosmia Lucifer:

                Planted these Crocosmia bulbs with high hopes. Also planted some Tigridia and some fragrant glad bulbs at same time in spring. To my dismay, not one Crocosmia bulb sprouted. Meanwhile, Tigidias and glads have been blooming all summer and even now. My only thought is the Crocosmia bulbs must have been old or stored under adverse conditions. Very disappointed with this purchase.

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                4.0

                very pretty

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                from Indianapolis, IN

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                Pros

                • Attractive
                • Healthy
                • Versatile

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                  Comments about High Country Gardens Crocosmia Lucifer:

                  I put these in my landscape because they're known to be so pretty. These lived up to my expectations. I'm very glad I bought them and added them to the backyard landscaping. They are in kind of a wet spot, but did ok despite that.

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                  3.0

                  No blooms yet (early August)

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                  from Charleston, IL (zone 5b)

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                  • No Blooms First Summer

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                  Comments about High Country Gardens Crocosmia Lucifer:

                  I planted these in mid-April. The foliage has grown nicely, but there are no blooms yet. As it's a perennial, I am hoping for blooms next summer. I don't know if it's typical of crocosmia to not bloom the first year. If it blooms next year (or later this summer -- fingers crossed!) I'll be pleased with this plant.

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                  1.0

                  what happened

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                  from Gloucester, MA

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                    Comments about High Country Gardens Crocosmia Lucifer:

                    I love High Country Gardens, but had NO luck with this plant (bulb)

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                    USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

                    To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

                    • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
                    • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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