Lucifer Crocosmia

Availability: Out of stock

Don't let the name fool you. This is one gorgeous plant! Brilliantly hot scarlet-red, the Lucifer Crocosmia (Crocosmia 'Lucifer') blooms in summer with brilliant scarlet-red flowers on arching stems! Resembling bigger and bolder versions of Freesia when in bloom, the sword-like foliage adds texture and architectural interest to the garden bed and border!

Lucifer attracts butterflies and Hummingbirds. What a show for you to watch! With a mature height of 30-36 inches tall, you will want to plant them toward the back of your garden. Add shorter plants in front to add a natural look and feel to your home. Your neighbors will stop and ask what that beautiful red plant is in the back!

You'll enjoy the saffron scent of the blooms! Be patient, Crocosmia may not bloom the first season, especially in colder zones, but are reliable perennials. Once established will reward you with spectacular blooms all summer long. You won't have to worry about deer or rabbits much as they tend to leave this plant alone.

Planting and Application:

This plant grows well in your garden, and containers and makes gorgeous cut flowers. While planted in your garden they will multiply and naturalize themselves each year! Growing tall and spreading wide in time, these bulbs thrive in 5 through 9. Create groupings in your garden beds to maximize the brilliant color of these blooms and the upright effect of the foliage.

These blooms are a favorite color of bees and hummingbirds, so add to a naturalized pollinator border and cut flower garden so all can enjoy the vibrant color! Spice up a large planter and mixed container with these upright bulbs. They look great with Ti Plants, Dracaena, Ginger, and other tropical plants as nicely as they mingle with Roses and non-tropical perennials. Add to Rock Gardens and poolside gardens!

  • Brilliant Red Blooms
  • Upright Green Foliage
  • Spring-Planted Summer Bulbs
  • Colonizing Clumping Growth
  • Beds & Borders, Containers & Cut Flower Gardens

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Crocosmia Lucifer will do best in rich, moisture-retentive soils in full sun or partial shade. Cover with mulch to insulate in winter in USDA growing zones 5-6. These plants need moderate moisture and well-drained locations that never get soggy. Since this is a tropical plant the best time to plant your bulbs is in the spring/summer when there is no danger of frost and your ground temperature has reached 55°F.

  • Full Sun
  • Moderate Moisture Needs
  • Well-Drained Soil of Moist Kinds
  • Prune After Foliage Yellows
  • Appreciates Mulched Beds & Moderate Fertility

Red hot garden blooms and unique form, the Lucifer Crocosmia bulb plant will light a fire in your garden! Get ready to design your summer garden with beautiful plants from our experts at Nature Hills Nursery!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

About Plant Sentry™

Plant Sentry is designed to protect both consumers and the nursery trade from invasive plant pests and diseases. Sites that display the Plant Sentry protection badge are protected from consumers buying and nurseries shipping material carrying invasive pests and diseases.

This proprietary eCommerce software prevents the shipment of a restricted plant to each state. The Plant Sentry system includes a shipment certification program. The Plant Sentry Compliance Officer works closely with and each nursery or fulfillment center to ensure only compliant plants are sold to customers.

Click Here to learn more

Plant Sentry


To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

*If you have found your zone already, it will be highlighted in the table below.
Color Zone Times
3 Spring 2019
4 Now
5 Now
6 Now
7 Now
8 Now
9 Now
10 Now
11 Now

Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

Click here to see our full rates


Lucifer Crocosmia Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-9
Growing Zones 5-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Crocosmia 'Lucifer'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 36 - 48 inches
Mature Spread 6 - 8 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Fast
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Foliage Yellows