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. In colder regions gardeners may not experience blooms the first year, but once established get ready for a fabulous display!
Lucifer Montbretia, Sword Lily
Crocosmia crocosmiiflora Lucifer
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Bag of 10
Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society
Green sword-like foliage.
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Mid to late summer
5 bulbs per sq. ft.
Plant 2-3" deep.
Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil
Average, Well Draining
Attract Butterflies, Attract Hummingbirds, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Good For Cut Flowers, Great For Mass Plantings
Perennial in zones 5-9.
5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Spring / Summer
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