Montbretia ‘Lucifer’ demands attention wherever it grows.
I have it on banks, at corners and along walkways.
The only thing ‘Lucifer’ needs to be fabulous is a little support while blooming.
Its rocket red blooms are on long arching stems in a triangular pattern.
The red and yellow buds are beautiful also.
It grows from little brown corms similar to gladiolas.
Anyone who loves red flowers and hummingbirds should grow some ‘Lucifer’ in the garden.
P.S. A New Zealand reader shared this link about Lucifer being a pest in some places. I have added it below. Lucifer has been in my gardens for years and has not presented itself as a problem…yet. It is super easy to grow which may mean it is super hard to kill
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I have always loved the colour of this cultivar but have only seen it in photos. We are actively discourage do growCrocosmia x crocosmiiflora as it has gone feral and can be the devil to get rid of. https://www.weedbusters.org.nz/what-are-weeds/weed-list/montbretia/
Wow! What zone are you in?
I have more trouble with rogue gladiolas.
I must research this. Thank you. I do not want to promote a pest.
Also want to add that I have another form Canary that never blooms but spreads.