Crocosmia 'Lucifer'

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2 litre pot £16.99 £11.89
available to order from spring
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Buy Crocosmia 'Lucifer' montbretia: Bright red flowers are ideal cut flowers

This perennial dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: moderately fertile, humus-rich, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average to fast-growing
  • Flowering period: August to September
  • Hardiness: frost hardy (needs winter protection in cold areas)

    Arching sprays of bold, tomato-red, funnel-shaped flowers appear in August and September among handsome, pleated, mid-green leaves. This vibrant bulbous perennial is perfect for a mixed or herbaceous border in a sunny, sheltered site or as part of a 'hot' colour scheme. For maximum impact plant in bold drifts in a sunny, sheltered site with moderately fertile, humus-rich, well-drained soil. They make excellent cut flowers.

  • Garden care: Resist removing the faded foliage in autumn and cover the crown of the plant with bracken or bark chips to protect the plant against frost damage. Lift and divide congested colonies in spring, planting the divided sections 8-10cm (3-4in) deep.

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Notes on Crocosmia 'Lucifer'

"Pleated bright-green leaves and warm-red branching trumpets make ‘Lucifer’ an essential tall, early-flowering crocosmia - sets any garden alight"

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I would buy this again


The colour is so vibrant.






I planted my Lucifer last year and it was completely underwhelming. Not a single bloom. This year it is simply stunning, long tall luscious leaves and flowers so bright they almost glow. Definitely one of my best plant purchases ever.




A Stunning Red Lucifer


One of the most beautiful plants I have ever picked for my garden I simply love it and can see it's colour from my kitchen which is a plus !




Very happy with this purchase, just what I was looking for.


An attractive addition to my new bed.




crocosmia Lucifer


Colour amazing. In between blues and whites




Lovely big plant


Was a good healthy plant on arrival. A lot bigger than i expected.




Crocosmia Lucifer


Just as expected really pleased nice healthy plants beautiful colour.




Lovely colour for the garden


Stems a bit bent when they arrived but grew OK once planted




Very good quality plants


My plants arrived when they said they would and we're in very good condition.




I would buy this again


on arrival, the plants were massive!


north yorkshire



4.9 17


Hi there I bought 2l Crocosmia 'Lucifer' fro you guys about a month ago. They initially seemed to take well and flowering, but a fair few of the leaves have browned and dried and the flowers are seeming to shrivel fairly quickly. I have a seafront property, planted in west-facing location that gets the afternoon sun and in fairly clayey soil, but i was under the impression the lucifer could handle these conditions. What am i doing wrong? Thanks for the help in advance1


It is worth keeping in mind that each flower will not be particularly long-lived, but as they open along the raceme, you should be able to enjoy a good few weeks of colour. If they are drying out unusually quickly however, then the main culprits would be either a lack of water, or really strong, salt-laden winds.


I have two clumps of 'Lucifer' at the back of a mixed West facing border. They've been in there for about five years and every year both clumps flop over the plants in front and hang over the lawn. This doesn't do the other plants or the lawn much good. I thought Lucifer didn't need support, so what could be the problem?


Hello, Provided the clumps are not too congested - and they get a good amount of sun, then they usually do not need staking, however they can get floppy if they are stretching for the light.


hi how big is the plant in 2 litre pot? Is it too late to plant it now I want to use it to shade a frog pond from full sun? thanks


Hello, It is definitely not too late to plant this now, but how big (high) it will be will be changing on a weekly basis at this time of the year. That's because they die down to below ground level each year, and at this time it is currently growing at a rate of knots!


Hi purchased this about a month ago . Leaves are yellowing and looking a bit sickly . Red flowers now look like small green berries . Advice would be appreciated. I am a novice gardener .

Novice garedener

Hello, These are starting to fade now, so what you are seeing is pretty typical for the plant. After the flowers die off, the plant produces its seedheads, which initially resemble a row of peas before they ripen. As for the foliage, it will continue to deteriorate throughout the autumn and dieback altogether in winter before re-emerging again in spring.


I have a clump of crocosmia which has been established for about 4 years. It has only flowered in the last 2 of those years and many of the stems are "blind". Should I remove the corms which have no flowers this year?

Ms D

Hello, There are a number of reasons why plants don't flower, but given time and the right conditions, there is no reason why they wont. I suspect they may not be getting enough sun, so it may be worth lifting them and moving them to a sunnier spot. You can also often give them a bit of a push by feeding during the growing season with a high potash fertiliser.


Help with plants for N/East facing garden Hi, I have a little problem choosing some plants....... I really like the look and size of the 'Shady Pink' pre-designed corner planting plan, but our problem is that we have a north east facing garden, so we get no sun at all in the winter, and direct sun for only half a day on either side of the garden during the summer. Would this planting plan be suitable for that level of shade? We are actually are buying plants for the entire garden, so we'd need about 6 new shrubs, and maybe a small tree (we were thinking about the Prunus Amanogawa). Could you please help us with a few shrubs that would do well in these conditions? For perennials, we have been recommended; - Geranium Johnson's Blue, Kniphofia, Crocosmia, and Helleborus foetidus. Are these suitable? Many many thanks! Regards, Josee

Josee Mallet

Hello Josee, It is always difficult to give a definitive answer to the shade issue, but looking at the Shady Pink border, the most shade tolerant plants include Anemone hupehensis Hadspen Abundance, Thalictrum aquilegiifolium and Dryopteris erythrosora. If you click on the following link it will take you to all our shade-loving shrubs and for the shade -loving perennials Of the plants you have listed, the Prunus, Helleborus foetidus, Kniphofia and Crocosmia will be OK as long as there is more sun than shade. I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

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Crocosmia when can I plant? Hello, Can I still plant out Crocosmia - or am I too late to plant in February? If so, can I order from you? Irene


Hello Irene, It is not too late to plant these, and we still have a few currently available on our site - just click on the following link to go straight to them. I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

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