Crocosmia Lucifer is an easy to grow perennial with sharp leaves, similar to the day lily, and bright red flowers that will heat up any garden. Hardy from zones 5 to 9, Crocosmia Lucifer can be grown in a variety of climates, as long as they lack a winter with temperatures under -20 degrees Fahrenheit. With a height of 3 to 4 feet, these flowers will surely make a statement when they bloom.
Choose a spot to plant your Crocosmia Lucifer. They need full sun, but will tolerate a number of soil types, from sandy to clay, acidic to alkaline.
Plant your Crocosmia Lucifer in the early spring. Dig one hole for each bulb, about 3 to 4 inches deep and 2 inches in diameter. Space each hole about 1 to 2 feet apart. Place the bulbs in the holes and cover with soil. Pat down firmly.
Water your Crocosmia Lucifer regularly, about twice a week for five minutes each watering.
Divide your Crocosmia Lucifer after 2 years, when it begins to crowd itself. Replant at a depth of 4 to 5 inches.
Place mulch over the Crocosmia Lucifer in the winter to protect it from killing frosts.
Fertilize the soil around the Crocosmia Lucifer in the spring with compost or manure.