Crocosmia 'Lucifer' Montbretia



Crocosmia 'Lucifer' is a bold perennial plant with brilliant red, tubular flowers on slightly arching, sparsely branched 3-foot-tall stems. Crocosmia 'Lucifer' has attractive mid-green leaves that are pleated and sword like. A bulbous plant, it multiplies by setting new bulbs atop the old. Crocosmia 'Lucifer' really lights up the midsummer garden with its brilliant blooms.

Also known as Montbretia, Crocosmia prefers full sun to light shade and moist, well-drained soil. It is drought tolerant. Good for use in containers as well as the border or rock gardens.

Spider mites love the foliage so keep a close eye on them in the heat of summer. Old stems may be cut to the ground in fall.


  • Common Names: Montbretia
  • Zones: 5-10
  • Light Requirements: Full Sun to Light Shade
  • Soil Preference: Prefers moist, well-drained soil
  • Height at Maturity: 24-48
  • Width at Maturity: 24
  • Bloom Color: Red
  • Bloom Time: Middle to late summer
  • Foliage Color: Green

Special Features

  • Attracts:
  • Tolerates: Drought.
  • Other Features: Cut Flower.

Care and Growing Tips

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Shipping Info

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