Crocosmia Lucifer – Plant Profile

Crocosmia Lucifer Bulbs

Crocosmia Lucifer Common Names

Crocosmia Lucifer Shape & Size

  • Final Height: 90-120cm
  • Final Spread: 60cm
  • Growth: Vigorous. Fast Growth Rate
  • Crocosmia Lucifer bulbs will divide & multiply in the ground each year creating dense clumps of foliage. It is important to lift & divide these clumps every 3 years to ensure healthy plants & good flowering
  • Crocosmia can become invasive
  • Type: Herbaceous perennial
  • Habit: Clump forming, bushy perennial

Crocosmia Lucifer Features

  • Foliage: Long, strap – like foliage, approx. 40cm in length
  • Upright & arching foliage
  • Colour: Light Green

Crocosmia Lucifer Flowers

  • Dozens of deep red blooms develop along tall, erect stems
  • Flowering period: From July to October

Crocosmia Location

  • Uses: Popular choice in herbaceous borders, along walls & fencing
  • Also suited to rose gardens or when planted with bold foliage plants for contrast in leaf shape
  • Aspect: Sun or Partial Shade
  • Soil: Damp or moist soils. High in fertility and organic matter or humus
  • pH: Neutral, Acid or Alkaline
  • Hardiness:  Hardy
  • Companion Plants: Plant with plants with bold foliage such as Fatsia Japonica, Hosta, gunnera, ornamental cabbage or Alchemilla Mollis

Crocosmia Information

  • When you divide the clumps you can replant the corns or bulbs to create new clumps of crocosmia.
  • Ideal spacing is 60cm.
  • Other than dividing, these plants are low maintenance & easy to grow. They offer a good display of colour all summer long.
  • They are generally pest free also
  • Crocosmia is also available in yellow with varieties such as ‘Warburton’s Yellow’ and in orange with ‘Severn Sunrise’
  • Plants are often bought as bulbs or ‘corms’ which is a low cost way to grow them
  • Suitable in cut flower gardening
  • When flowers die back, leave foliage to die back also as this process see the return of the plant’s nutrients down into the plant’s root / corms