I am not referring to the devil, despite our current horrible situations.
Lucifer is a crazy beautiful plant that I share quite often.
There are other Crocosmias in other colors, but this guy is the king.
Crocosmia crocosmiiflora, Monbretia, ‘Lucifer’ is its proper name.
It shows off for weeks in June and July.
It will need some support when the blooms develop. It likes to lean.
If you do not have this plant, put it at the top of your wish list.
If you are local, I will share some next year.
Send me a request, so I can pot some up for you after it blooms.
I wish it did have a sweeter name that doesn’t seem evil.
I still love it.
This crazy bloomer is another “top three” for me.
Montbretia is a perennial bulb. The genus is Crocosmia.
There are also yellow and orange forms, but Lucifer is the superstar.
It is deer resistant and rodent resistant.
It likes full to partial sun. No special water or fertilizer treatment is required.
Support is needed as the hundreds of blooms develop on each stem.
The structure of the whole plant forms a lovely three to four foot fan.
Each stem has alternate arms which hold an array.
It’s easy to miss the beauty of each bright red flower, because of the number of blooms.
Even the buds are works of art.
Easy care plant, deer resistant and beautiful.
Montbretia ‘Lucifer’ is a Crocosmia crocosmiiflora.
Lucifer I love. The flowers could not be a brighter red.
The leaves are a lovely fan of green beneath the tall stalks of buds and blooms.
The structure of the bloom stalk is geometrically balanced and crazy pretty.
This is a must for any border or bank in June and July.