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Crocosmia Lucifer plant

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Crocosmia grows from a small bulb or corm. The plant has thread like roots that form small bulbs maturing into a corm. Crocosmia plants will increase through the feeder roots but are not hard to control. This plant does well in a container. It reaches a height of 36 inches and is best grown in clumps of twelve or more to get the biggest show of color in your garden.

The tall, grass like leaves of Crocosmia, are beautiful and need to stay on the plant throughout the full growing season. The leaves protect the new buds of growth just under the soil that begin to form after the first flush of bloom. Growing Crocosmia among other perennials and daylilies allows the leaves of the plant to stay hidden from sight as they dry out.

Crocosmia comes in shades of red, orange and yellow. Crocosmia 'Lucifer' is a common red variety. Some other names are: the yellow Voyager and George Davidson and orange Babylon and Emily McKenzie. One of the delights of gardening is having plants to share and this one lends itself very well for sharing.

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