Lucifer Montbretia (Crocosmia)

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.
Zones 5 - 9
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Attract Butterflies
Attract Hummingbirds
Rabbit Resistant
Cut Flowers
Containers
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Annual Rainfall
20 to 30"
30 to 40"
40 to 50"
50 to 60"
Mature Plant Size 30-36" tall
Bulb Spacing 6 bulbs per sq. ft.
Bloom Time Mid to late summer
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Size Bag of 10
SKU HC008679

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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HC008679
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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. Crocosmia may not bloom the first season, especially in colder zones, but it is perennial and once established it will reward you with spectacular blooms. Cover with mulch to insulate in winter in zones 5-6.
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SKU
HC008679
Common Name
Lucifer Montbretia (Crocosmia)
Botanical Name
Crocosmia Lucifer
Item Package Size
Bag of 10
Zones
5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Flower Color
Red
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Bloom Time
Mid - Late Summer
Bloom Time
Mid to late summer
Height
36 inches
Mature Height
30-36" tall
Bulb Spacing
6 bulbs per sq. ft.
Flower Bulb Size
10-12 cm
Planting Depth
Plant 5-8" deep
Amount Of Rain
20 to 30", 30 to 40", 40 to 50", 50 to 60"
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Average Soil
Soil Moisture
Average, Moist / Wet
Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Pacific Northwest
Advantages
Deer Resistant, Attract Butterflies, Attract Hummingbirds, Rabbit Resistant, Cut Flowers, Containers, Multiplies / Naturalizes
Additional Information
Perennial in zones 5-9.
Ships As
Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Planting Time
Spring / Summer
Ships To 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.
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Zone 5Shipping begins the week of April 29th, 2019
Zone 6Shipping begins the week of April 15th, 2019
Zone 7Shipping begins the week of March 25th, 2019
Zone 8Shipping begins the week of March 4th, 2019
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