Plant ID forum: Crocosmia (Crocosmia 'Lucifer')

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Name: Jeanne
Lansing, Iowa (Zone 5a)
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gardenglassgems
Aug 11, 2015 8:31 AM CST
Does anyone know the name of this plant?

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Name: Jennifer
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jvdubb
Aug 11, 2015 9:01 AM CST
I think it is Crocosmia of some sort
Name: Jeanne
Lansing, Iowa (Zone 5a)
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gardenglassgems
Aug 11, 2015 11:08 AM CST
Thank you Jennifer. At least now I can go back to see if I ordered one of those earlier this year. I am terrible at marking my plants so that I know what they are.
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Name: Lauri
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lauribob
Aug 11, 2015 1:23 PM CST
Definitely a crocosmia.
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Name: Greene
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greene
Aug 11, 2015 4:15 PM CST
It may be Crocosmia 'Lucifer' but I can't be sure.
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Name: Jeanne
Lansing, Iowa (Zone 5a)
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gardenglassgems
Aug 12, 2015 5:10 AM CST
Thank you Jennifer, Lauri, and Greene for your responses. You are correct Greene, it is 'Lucifer'. I just looked it up and I did get 5 of them this spring. Everyone on this site are so helpful. Thank You!
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Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Aug 12, 2015 8:07 AM CST
I tip my hat to you. The crocosmia will multiply and you'll be able to share with friends and neighbors. Thumbs up
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Name: Sue
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sooby
Aug 12, 2015 8:34 AM CST
According to the Missouri Botanical Garden page for 'Lucifer': "Only reliably winter hardy to areas where winter temperatures do not dip below 0 F. In USDA Zone 5 (and possibly Zone 6), it is strongly recommended that the corms be dug up in fall and stored over winter in somewhat the same manner as for gladiolus (but do not allow them to dry out completely)."

I learned the hard way that it isn't hardy here in Zone 4 Crying I grew up in southern England where it did exactly what greene said, so I thought it would be nice to have it here but apparently it didn't agree.
Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Aug 12, 2015 8:54 AM CST
I agree, Crocosmia and it does look a lot like Crocosmia (Crocosmia 'Lucifer')
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