Lucifer Crocosmia

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'Lucifer' Crocosmia is a famous hummingbird favorite with crescent-shaped sprays of fire-engine-red blooms and attractive, sword-shaped foliage. Incredibly unique, this eye-catching plant stays lush and healthy throughout the season. (Crocosmia crocosmiiflora)
Zones 5 - 9
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Good For Cut Flowers
Great For Mass Plantings
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Height 36-48" tall
Bulb Spacing5 bulbs per sq. ft.
Bloom TimeMid to late summer
Item Package SizeBag of 10

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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Plant Information
Here's one of the brightest bulb flowers of them all, a famous Alan Bloom hybrid of a South African species. Mass them in your border, and you'll have a brilliant show of bright red in no time. Crocosmias are wildflowers in South Africa, and there are many species. This hybrid is famous for fiery red color. (Montbretias are actually the result of crossing two Crocosmias.)

As a general rule, remember when planting South African bulbs, that these flowers are used to hot sun and gritty, fast-draining soil. In colder regions gardeners may not experience blooms the first year, but once established get ready for a fabulous display!

More Information
Common Name
Lucifer Montbretia, Sword Lily
Botanical Name
Crocosmia crocosmiiflora Lucifer
Item Package Size
Bag of 10
Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society
Flower Color
Flower Size
1-3" flowers
Green sword-like foliage.
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Bloom Time
Mid to late summer
Mature Height
36-48" tall
Bulb Spacing
5 bulbs per sq. ft.
Bulb Size
10-12 cm
Planting Depth
Plant 2-3" deep.
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil
Soil Moisture
Average, Well Draining
Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Good For Cut Flowers, Great For Mass Plantings
Additional Information
Perennial in zones 5-9.
5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Ships As
Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Neonicotinoid Free
Planting Time
Spring / Summer
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada

No longer available this season.

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