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

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Aug 11, 2015 9:01 AM CST
Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
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I think it is Crocosmia of some sort
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Aug 11, 2015 11:08 AM CST
Name: Jeanne
Lansing, Iowa (Zone 5a)
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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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Aug 11, 2015 1:23 PM CST
Name: Lauri
N Central Wash. - the dry side (Zone 5b)
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Definitely a crocosmia.
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Aug 11, 2015 4:15 PM CST
Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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It may be Crocosmia 'Lucifer' but I can't be sure.
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~"Leaf of Faith"
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Aug 12, 2015 5:10 AM CST
Name: Jeanne
Lansing, Iowa (Zone 5a)
Birds Region: United States of America Vegetable Grower
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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Aug 12, 2015 8:07 AM CST
Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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I tip my hat to you. The crocosmia will multiply and you'll be able to share with friends and neighbors. Thumbs up
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~"Leaf of Faith"
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Aug 12, 2015 8:34 AM CST
Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4b)
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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.
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Aug 12, 2015 8:54 AM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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I agree, Crocosmia and it does look a lot like Crocosmia 'Lucifer'
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