A hummingbird magnet with red tubular flowers, Crocosmia 'Lucifer' is the best of the genus.
Crocosmia ‘Lucifer’ is the classic montrebretia with tall stems with pleated, spiked, green leaves and upward-facing, bright red flowers on arching stems from mid to late summer. Easy and tough and provides lots of summer colour. Requires well-drained soil. Great in borders, containers, mass planting, and for cut flowers. Popular with hummingbirds and and other pollinators. Deer and rabbit resistant.
Common Name: Montbretia - [Summer B&B Pre-Order]
Family: Iridaceae (The Iris Family)
Zone Hardiness: 5-9
Light: Full Sun, Part Sun
Primary Bloom Colour: Red
Secondary Bloom Colour:
Bloom Time: Summer
Soil Moisture: Average
Benefits: Hummingbirds, Butterflies
Deer Resistant: Yes
BC Native: No
Award: AGM, GPP
Geogrpahical Origin: Europe and Africa - Southern Africa and Madagascar
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