Flower - Crocosmia Lucifer
From robust clumps of sword-shaped leaves in spring, thrust up strong, branching spikes of brilliant red, flared, funnel-shaped flowers in mid-summer. This is a superb and reliable performer that is happy in any position.
Sow the seeds onto a good soil-based compost, covering them with fine grit or compost to approximately their own depth. We recommend germinating at 15 to 20 degrees C. Although they can be sown at any time, these seeds may sometimes wait for spring before emerging, but spring sowing will obviously give them a full season of growth.