Montbretia, Falling Stars
|Simple to grow, these drought-tolerant, showy plants naturalize easily. Use for summer color in perennial borders and wild gardens. Good cut flowers in orange, yellow and scarlet with sword-like leaves. Often confused with Chasmanthe, which blooms in the spring. In fall, buy bulbs or get divisions from established plants. In colder zones, plant in a sheltered location and mulch in winter, or dig up and store in fall. In coastal areas, plant in full sun, elsewhere in partial shade.
This Montbretia hybrid is a superior one with its richly colored flowers. It is the result of a rare bigeneric hybrid, meaning its parents were from two different plant lineages.
Attributes - Crocosmia 'Lucifer'
Plant Type: Bulb
Bloom Season: Early Summer through Mid Summer
Flower Color: Red
Height: 2 ft. to 3 ft.
Width: 2 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun
Notes: Thrives in Dry Climates. Cut Flowers, Drought Tolerant, Low Maintenance, Showy Flowers. Susceptible to Spider Mites, Thrips.