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


All orders placed now will ship in Spring 2024 unless requested otherwise.

    • Zones 9&10: Starting March 25th
    • Zone 8: Starting April 1st
    • Zone 7: Starting April 8th
    • Zone 6: Starting April 22nd
    • Zone 5: Starting May 6th
    • Zones 4-2: Starting May 13th

If you live in a warm climate and wish to receive your plants during the winter, please send us an email. Please note that we may be unable to fulfill your request if temperatures are too cold for safe transit or if the plants are dormant.

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Please note: Depending on the time of year, the foliage of the plants may be trimmed to fit into our shipping boxes. This could delay the flowering of the plant, but many perennials actually benefit from being cut back.

We are currently not able to ship to Puerto Rico, Hawaii, and outside of the US.