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Crocosmia 'Lucifer' is one of the Montbretias that is
- most popular around the world
- most resistant to the cold
- the earliest
- the most luminous
- the tallest
- the most vigorous
All these efforts have been rewarded by an Award of Garden Merit obtained in 1993.
The Crocosmia belong the Iridaceae family and are native to the grasslands of South Africa. Sensitive to the cold, they are much appreciated for their profuse summer flowering.
Crocosmia 'Lucifer' was developed in 1966 by the English breeder, Alan Bloom. This fabulous cultivar is now very prevalent in gardens. Its early fire-red flowering from the beginning of July to mid-September is incomparable.
Goes well with Coreopsis 'Zagreb' for an intense duo of yellow and red.
Height: 90 to 120 cm.
Grow in the sun or light shade in good, humus-rich, well-drained garden soil Prune the dried floral stems at the end of winter. Winter protection is needed in harsh climates.
- 0,5L pot
- Hardiness zones : zone 8-10
- Height: 100 cm to 130cm
- Plant spacing: 40 cm
- Flower colour: red
- Flowering period: summer flowers
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