Crocosmia Lucifer (Montbretia) dies back to below ground level each year in Autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in Spring. Plant in full sun or partial shade in a sheltered site with moderately fertile, well-drained soil. They are grown from corms and are naturally clump forming, multiplying regularly. The best time to divide and replant congested clumps is in Spring. Cover the crown of the plant in Winter with mulch or bark chippings to protect against frost.
How to grow Crocosmia Lucifer
Position: Full sun, some dappled shade
Soil and site: Moderately fertile, well drained
Flowering time: Mid-late Summer
Growth rate: Moderate
Ultimate height and spread: Height 120cm, spread to 50cm
Aftercare: Water well until established, avoiding soil becoming waterlogged. Cover the crown of the plant in Winter with mulch or bark chippings to protect against frost. Divide and replant congested clumps in Spring.