The uniquely shaped arching branches with dozens of rich red coloured flowers are an absolute delight for the summer and perennial border. In most areas this plant is completely hardy if given a light mulch cover in winter. They will re-appear in greater abundance each year.
Details Crocosmia Lucifer
- Very easy to grow
- Low Maintenance
- Blooms: July – September
- Flower colour: red
- Leaf colour: Green
- Full grown height: 75 – 100 cm
- Full grown width: 10 – 25 cm
- Plant location: sunny
- Plant depth: 6 cm
- Hardiness: -15 Celsius
- Preferred soil: Grows in any soil
How to take care of Crocosmia Lucifer
Plant Crocosmia Lucifer in well-drained soil in a sheltered spot with full or partial sun. Planting in containers is not recommended. Fertilize with fish or bone meal in spring but do not use a high nitrogen content fertilizer.
After flowering allow foliage to die back naturally as this will send nutrients to Crocosmia Lucifer for next year’s bloom cut down to 2″” (5cm) above ground level in late autumn. Please note to survive harsh winters apply a mulch straw or well-rotted compost over them to avoid any frost damage.
Remove when all danger of frost has passed. Divide the clumps every few years, being careful not to separate individual strings of corms.