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Crocosmia Lucifer

This famous hummingbird favorite has crescent-shaped sprays of fire-engine-red blooms and attractive, sword-shaped foliage. (Crocosmia crocosmiiflora)
Bag of 10

Price: $16.95

Sale: $12.72

$1.27 Per Bulb
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Details:

Height: 30-36" tall
Bulb Spacing: 6 bulbs per sq. ft.
Bloom Time: Mid to late summer
Zones: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Shipping: Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

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Details
SKU ABULB10
Common Name Montbretia
Botanical Name Crocosmia crocosmiiflora
Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Ships As Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color Red
Estimated Mature Height 30-36" tall
Bulb Size 10/12 cm
Bulb Spacing 6 bulbs per sq. ft.
Planting Depth Plant 5-8" deep
Bloom Time Mid to late summer
Plant Type/Life Cycle Perennial
Foliage Color Green
Planting Season Spring, Summer
Will Tolerate Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Suggested Uses Deer Resistant, Hummingbirds & Butterflies, Cut Flowers, Borders
Ships to Canada No
Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
  • Crocosmia Emberglow

    Crocosmia Emberglow

  • Crocosmia Emily Mckenzie

    Crocosmia Emily Mckenzie

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    Garden Gloves

Description
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.'

Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
  • Crocosmia Emberglow

    Crocosmia Emberglow

  • Crocosmia Emily Mckenzie

    Crocosmia Emily Mckenzie

  • Garden Gloves

    Garden Gloves

Reviews

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3.2

(based on 9 reviews)

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    (1)

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63%

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1.0

Never comes up!

By Lynda

from Hazel Green, AL

Verified Reviewer

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

        I purchased 20 of these bulbs last year and none of them came up. I got replacements, thank you American Meadows, and put them in this Spring. ONLY TWO out of 20 came up! I have grown these in California with great success, but would not recommend them to anyone living in the South!

        I am deeply disappointed.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        This looks beautiful, but I never saw it

        By Stanley

        from North Braddock, PA

        Pros

        • Perennial

        Cons

          Best Uses

            I was really excited about this plant, its size, its flowers, the fact that it is perennial in my climate. But the planting instructions insisted on a pretty deep planting, which I observed. When none of the bulbs came up a month later, I dug down and found a couple and replanted them closer to the surface. A couple finally came up, but have yet to flower. They probably missed the right season. I would like to try them again, I will just plant using my own judgement.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great Color and Growth

            By garyg

            from West Des Moines IA

            Used for groups along a rail fence. Plants grew fast, numerous branching, really looked vigorous and healthy.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great Hot Summer Color!

            By Clare the Gardener

            from Upper Saddle River, NJ

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Easy to Grow

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Massing in garden beds

              I combined these with red cardinal flower lobelias and it was a stunning combination.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              All of mine came to the party

              By 2thELF

              from Virginia

              Pros

              • Surprisingly easy to grow

              Cons

              • None insofar

              Best Uses

                I have read the negative comments and did not have this experience. I ordered 8 packs and all happily grew for me. I kept the soil moist in an area the is mostly sunny. Have yet to bloom.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Did not come up; would not buy again

                By Cathy

                from Saco, ME

                in a sun garden, did not come up

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Great bulbs [...]

                By Gary the gardner

                from West Des Moines IA

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • none

                  Best Uses

                  • Color

                  For color emphasis [...]

                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  Two strikes and out

                  By seanachie

                  from Cottonwood, AZ

                  About Me Getting Started

                  Verified Reviewer

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                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        For two years in a row I've ordered and received crocosmia "lucifer" corms from American Meadows. I've followed planting directions closely. Last year I ordered 5 and this year I ordered two packs, or 10 corm altogether. NOT A SINGLE ONE HAS EVEN COME UP. Last year when none of the 5 came up I ordered some from a seller in Holland. 4 of 5 came up, but the planting date was too late by then, and they only got about 10 inches high, and then did not survive the winter. I'll not order again from American Meadows.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Crocosmia Lucifer

                        By obsgarden

                        from Bainbridge, NY

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                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Accurate Instructions
                        • Attractive
                        • Looked great in planter a

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Patio

                          used in container planter and had color from mid summer to frost; easily lifted bulbs and stored for repeat use

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal

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                          Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
                          • Crocosmia Emberglow

                            Crocosmia Emberglow

                          • Crocosmia Emily Mckenzie

                            Crocosmia Emily Mckenzie

                          • Garden Gloves

                            Garden Gloves

                          Shipping

                          Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

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                          As soon as your order is placed you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Some perennials are shipped as potted plants, some as perennial roots packed in peat.  The ‘Details’ tab describes how that item will ship. All perennials and spring-planted bulbs are packaged to withstand shipping and are fully-guaranteed. Please open upon receipt and follow the instructions included.

                          Perennials and spring-planted bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennial and spring-planted bulb orders will arrive separately from seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our Shipping Information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 309-7333 or Contact Us by email.

                          Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
                          • Crocosmia Emberglow

                            Crocosmia Emberglow

                          • Crocosmia Emily Mckenzie

                            Crocosmia Emily Mckenzie

                          • Garden Gloves

                            Garden Gloves

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