Crocosmia
Crocosmia 'Orange Lucifer'

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Crocosmia (kroh-KOZ-mee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Orange Lucifer
Hybridized by Unknown
Registered or introduced: 2001

Category:

Perennials

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Red-Orange

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Unknown - Tell us

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Clovis, California

Melbourne, Florida

Barbourville, Kentucky

Colden, New York

Burlington, North Carolina

Portland, Oregon

Magna, Utah

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Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Positive

On Sep 5, 2014, weedsfree from Magna, UT (Zone 7a) wrote:

The first summer after I received these tubers (2013), was a little disappointing. They bloomed very late - late September and only one was big enough to bloom. I was wanting them for the hummingbirds. I was so disappointed that I was just about ready to trade them away, when (hallelujah) they bloomed in July this year and there were many that did. There are still blooms on the plants too so the hummers have been able to enjoy them. If it was just a matter of adjusting to their new surroundings, I am ok with it. I have not lifted them for winter storage, nor have I mulched them. I have not lost any either. So I would say that they may even be hardy to zone 5b. I would not say that these are invasive like some other Crocosmia's are stated to be.