Crocosmia Lucifer description
Vivid red flowers in mid to late summer.
A pollinator friendly plant including bees.
This is a butterfly friendly plant.
Good for wildlife in general.
How easy is it to grow:
This has won the RHS Award of Garden Merit . To win this impressive accolade the plants must have outstanding excellence for decorating a garden, be robust, not require highly specialist growing conditions or care and not be particularly susceptible to any pest or disease.
Good for the middle of a border, Cottage Garden, or by a patio. and it is reliable in a well drained soil, provided it isn’t too dry.
Common name: Montbretia Lucifer
The best position in the garden:
What type of soil:
Well drained soil,but not too dry.
How much moisture:
Hardiness and, or, lifespan:
Hardy if it doesn’t sit in the wet over the winter.
Care and maintenance:
When newly planted always keep it watered until the roots have grown down and it is able to find its own moisture.
Size of plant:
Height 150 cm.
Spread 30 cm.
Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:
Allow 10 plants per square metre.
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