We have trialed many Crocosmia varieties in our Zone 5 botanical gardens at Plant Paradise Country Gardens and Crocosmia ‘Lucifer’ has stood the test of time by returning year after year. It is the hardiest Crocosmia available. The brilliant red flowers have an exotic, tropical look that open on wiry arched stems. They make perfect cut flowers. The broad, very tall, sword-like foliage adds a unique texture to the landscape. These bulbs/corms tolerate being planted deeper to make them winter over more successfully.
- Light: Full Sun – Part Sun
- Soil: All types of well drained soil
- Moisture: Average – Dry
- Benefits: Pollinators, Butterflies, Cut-flower, Deer Resistant, Long-blooming, Drought Tolerant
- Height: 36-42 inches
- Blooms: August
- Foliage: Green Sword-Like
- Spacing: Our container grown Crocosmia have a group of bulbs.
- Plant each container 8-12 inches apart.
- Growth Habit: Individual Bulbs will Multiply
- Zones: 5-9
As the 2017 Destination Garden Centre of the Year, we have been growing and selling hardy, unique and hard-to-find perennials organically for over 12 years. We are always trialing and testing them in the botanical gardens at Plant Paradise Country Gardens. Our growing practices benefit the whole environment, including the pollinators and beneficial insects.
At Plant Paradise Country Gardens we control every aspect of growing plants on-site. This begins with mixing soil in the potting shed and all the steps in between until the fully grown plants are ready for your garden. This gives us the opportunity to have control over the quality. Our responsibility is to grow healthy plants that are environmentally sustainable. We use only organic gardening methods to grow high quality plants without the use of pesticides, herbicides and synthetic fertilizers. Our plants are available in one, two or three gallon containers.
We DO NOT use NeoNicotinoids which is a pesticide used by many plant nurseries that sell to garden centres and big box stores. This pesticide is a known cause of the decline in the bee population. Everything a grower uses in plant production is systemically released into the molecular structure of the plant. This becomes a chain reaction in the long-term health and vibrancy of the plant and your growing environment.
By supporting our environmentally sustainable organic perennial nursery and garden centre you’ll be a part of the positive change that makes a difference in our environment. We believe you’ll see the difference.