Native to Africa, heat-loving crocosmia erupts in spikes of brilliant blooms that flower from early summer into fall. This drought-tolerant member of the iris family is a favorite among hummingbirds, butterflies & bees.
- Delicate red, orange & yellow flowers bloom till fall
- Thrives in hot, sunny locations
- Prefers rich, loamy soil
- Plant deeply & densely
- Deer & rabbit resistant
Grow in slightly acidic soil, ensuring the garden bed is rich & well-draining. Corms, similar to bulbs, are hardy & overwinter beautifully. Divide plants in early spring, replanting about six inches apart.
Wilt it won’t! Crocosmia can take the heat. The most famous cultivar is aptly named ‘Lucifer,’ another lover of hot climes.