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.
Montbretia ‘Lucifer’ is a
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.
Why do we use the color red to signal stop?
Mandevilla Sun Parasol Garden Crimson
Red has longest wavelengths we can perceive with our eyes.
Turk’s cap/ Malvaviscus arboreus
Longer wavelengths are infrared waves, microwaves and radio waves.
We can’t see these longer waves, but can we sense them?
I often wonder if we can feel red somehow.
When it is mixed with other colors it demands our attention.
Morning glories and Cardinal Climber Vine
When it’s bright and big it makes us pause.
What does red light beaming at us feel like subconsciously?
Why does it universally mean stop?
Do we all have an ancient memory of blood red danger?
Bleeding Heart Vine
Does red make some of us blush and make others feel angry?
How does red make us feel?
FOLLOW the FLOWER.