Crocosmia 'Lucifer'

Crocosmia 'Lucifer'

2 litre pot £9.99
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<ul><br><li><b>Position:</b> full sun or partial shade<li><b>Soil:</b> moderately fertile, humus-rich, well-drained soil<li><b>Rate of growth:</b> average to fast-growing<li><b>Flowering period:</b> August and September<li><b>Hardiness:</b> frost hardy (needs winter protection in cold areas)<BR><BR>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 excellenllent cut-flowers.<BR><BR><LI><b>Garden care:</b> 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.<br><br></li></ul>


  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: moderately fertile, humus-rich, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average to fast-growing
  • Flowering period: August and 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 excellenllent 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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"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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5.0

Beautiful plant

By MariaS

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    Comments about Crocosmia 'Lucifer':

    Beautiful plant, dramatic and fiery colour, tall but doesn/t need staking. Arrived I excellent condition

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    5.0

    Lovely vibrant colours

    By gardner2597

    from wales

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      Comments about Crocosmia 'Lucifer':

      Love the vibrant red colour of the flower in late summer that stands out like a warming beacon

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      5.0

      Bright attractive

      By AT

      from Coastal

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          Comments about Crocosmia 'Lucifer':

          Clumps well

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          • Keen but clueless

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          • Q:

            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
            Asked on 17/5/2017 by lorraine from bedfordshire

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            • Plant Doctor

              A:

              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!

              Answered on 18/5/2017 by Helen from crocus
          • Q:

            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 .
            Asked on 10/9/2016 by Novice garedener from Sheffield

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              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.

              Answered on 28/9/2016 by Helen from crocus
          • Q:

            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?
            Asked on 2/8/2014 by Ms D from London

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              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.

              Answered on 4/8/2014 by helen from crocus
          • Q:

            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
            Asked on 12/4/2010 by Josee Mallet

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            • A:

              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 http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/shrubs/plcid.1/vid.11/ and for the shade -loving perennials http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/perennials/plcid.2/vid.11/ 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

              Answered on 13/4/2010 by Crocus Helpdesk
          • Q:

            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
            Asked on 21/7/2009 by Irene

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              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. http://www.crocus.co.uk/search/_/search.crocosmia/ I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

              Answered on 21/7/2009 by Crocus Helpdesk
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