GARTHWAITE NURSERIES® Potted 1 litre Crocosmia Lucifer “Monbretia” Hardy Summer Garden Perennial Plant B00TM7Q7H2

GARTHWAITE NURSERIES® Potted 1 litre Crocosmia Lucifer “Monbretia” Hardy Summer Garden Perennial Plant B00TM7Q7H2
GARTHWAITE NURSERIES® Potted 1 litre Crocosmia Lucifer “Monbretia” Hardy Summer Garden Perennial Plant B00TM7Q7H2 GARTHWAITE NURSERIES® Potted 1 litre Crocosmia Lucifer “Monbretia” Hardy Summer Garden Perennial Plant B00TM7Q7H2 GARTHWAITE NURSERIES® Potted 1 litre Crocosmia Lucifer “Monbretia” Hardy Summer Garden Perennial Plant B00TM7Q7H2 GARTHWAITE NURSERIES® Potted 1 litre Crocosmia Lucifer “Monbretia” Hardy Summer Garden Perennial Plant B00TM7Q7H2 GARTHWAITE NURSERIES® Potted 1 litre Crocosmia Lucifer “Monbretia” Hardy Summer Garden Perennial Plant B00TM7Q7H2 GARTHWAITE NURSERIES® Potted 1 litre Crocosmia Lucifer “Monbretia” Hardy Summer Garden Perennial Plant B00TM7Q7H2 GARTHWAITE NURSERIES® Potted 1 litre Crocosmia Lucifer “Monbretia” Hardy Summer Garden Perennial Plant B00TM7Q7H2
Product Code: B00TM7Q7H2
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Price: £70.90 £18.10
GENERAL DESCRIPTION

THE HARDIEST AND ARGUABLY THE MOST SPECTACULAR OF CROCOSMIA "LUCIFER" IS WORTH A PLACE IN ALL BUT THE SMALLEST OF GARDENS. THE SEVEN OR SO CROCOSMIA SPECIES ALL ORIGINATE FROM SOUTH AFRICA AND SINCE THE 19TH CENTURY CONSIDERABLE HYBRIDIZING HAS GIVEN US SOME WONDERFUL SELECTIONS FOR ADDING COLOUR TO THE SUMMER GARDEN. STRICTLY SPEAKING THEY SHOULD BE CLASSED AS BULBS OR CORMS, BUT THE HARDIER TYPES IN PARTICULAR ARE LOOKED UPON AS PERENNIALS.

ALL SIX CULTIVARS HAVE STOOD THE TEST OF TIME, BUT "LUCIFER" HAS BECOME THE GARDENING WORLD'S FAVOURITE CROCOSMIA. FROM LARGE CLUSTERS OF CORM-LIKE ROOTS, BRIGHT GREEN SPEAR-SHAPED SHOOTS APPEAR IN SPRING, QUICKLY FORMING BROAD, RICH-GREEN, RIBBED LEAVES TO 120CMS. IT IS THE EARLIEST CROCOSMIA TO FLOWER, ARCHING HEADS OF VERMILION FLAME FLOWERS ON WIRY BLACK-GREEN STEMS, CREATING AN EYE-CATCHING DISPLAY FOR SEVERAL WEEKS. THE COMBINATION OF FOLIAGE, FLOWER AND ATTRACTIVE SEED HEADS GIVE "LUCIFER" GREAT GARDEN VALUE, ESPECIALLY IN PLANT COMBINATIONS.

"CROCOSMIA LUCIFER" HAS RECEIVED THE ROYAL HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY'S AWARD OF GARDEN MERIT (AGM) WHICH IS FOR PLANTS OF OUTSTANDING EXCELLENCE.

PLANT "CROCOSMIA LUCIFER" 8-10 CMS DEEP AND ABOUT 15-20 CMS APART THEY LIKE FERTILE WELL-DRAINED SOIL THAT IS MOIST IN SPRING AND SUMMER BUT DRIER IN WINTER. IT DOES BEST IN FULL TO PART SUN. IF YOU DELAY PLANTING YOUR BULBS INTO MAY YOU TEND TO GET FLOWERS THAT LAST LONGER IN THE AUTUMN, THAN IN THE PEAK OF THE SUMMER HEAT.

THIS PLEASING SUMMER BULB MAKES A STRIKING AND UNUSUAL ACCENT FOR PERENNIAL BORDERS AND MIXED PLANTINGS. IT ALSO WORKS WELL IN CONTAINERS. LUCIFER'S FLOWERS ARE ATTRACTIVE TO BEES AND WILL BRIGHTEN ANY LARGE, SUNNY BORDER. THESE PERENNIALS ARE MOST IMPRESSIVE WHEN PLANTED IN LARGE CLUMPS

GARTHWAITE NURSERIES® Potted 1 litre Crocosmia Lucifer “Monbretia” Hardy Summer Garden Perennial Plant B00TM7Q7H2

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