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Crocosmia masoniorum - 'Lucifer' (Montbretia, Crocosmia)

Type Herbaceous flower, Deciduous, Flowering
Form Spreading arching
Size Medium Border Plant (50-180cm height)
Colours Orange Flowers (Summer late), Dark green Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required
Hardiness Very hardy, Drought Tolerant
Growth Medium Growing Plant
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Crocosmia masoniorum Description

Crocosmia 'Lucifer' brings a reliable show of hot red summer blossom born of distinctive long arching flower spikes. Ideally plant this herbaceous perennial in drifts in a mid border location. Crocosmia 'lucifer' is the largest and fastest growing of the herbaceous Crocosmias so allow it pleanty of space


Crocosmia masoniorum - Cultivation Notes

The hardy and reliable Crocosmia 'Lucifer' should be planted in autumn or spring in any moist well drained garden soil in full sun or part shade. Allow plenty of space as this is the largest and fastest growing of the crocosmia genus. Remove flower heads and trim back foliage in winter. Mulch in winter and replant.


Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage


Strengths of Crocosmia masoniorum:

  • Sun loving drought tolerant plant
  • Tolerates full sun and sandy, drought-prone soils
  • Tolerates cold exposed locations
  • Tolerates heavy clay soils

Design & Plant Use for Crocosmia masoniorum:

  • Ideal for informal cottage garden style planting
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Common Missspellings: Crowcosmea, Crocosmea, Crocusmia, Crowcomia

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