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botanical name:
Crocosmia 'Lucifer'
Crocosmia 'Lucifer' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Montbretia
family:  Iridaceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 0.90m
width: 0.50m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bulb/corm
leaf colour: green
flower colour: red
stem/bark: green
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -5°C
USDA zone: 9 to 10
description:
Tall hybrid, eventually forming a large clump of stiff sword like leaves. Produces bold sprays of bright red flowers in late summer.

cultivation:
Grow in reasonably fertile, humus-rich well-drained soil. In cold areas, plant in a protected location. Cut back foliage as it discolours. Divide every five to six years. Mulch in autumn. Top dress with bonemeal or proprietary bulb fertiliser in spring.

other notes:
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