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Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
Aug 19, 2018 6:01 PM CST
Crocosmia 'Lucifer'

Crocosmia 'Lucifer'. My favorite Crocosmia and the hummers love it too!

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Name: Karen
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plantmanager
Aug 19, 2018 6:09 PM CST
What a great banner, Marilyn!
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Name: Sean B
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Whitebeard
Aug 19, 2018 6:52 PM CST
Great banner! The image is so clear and wonderful. Lovely background to boot! Plus crocosmia is a favorite here too. (I just wish mine would really take off...looks like yours is doing very well!) I tip my hat to you. Hurray! I tip my hat to you.
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crawgarden
Aug 19, 2018 7:18 PM CST
Great banner Marilyn!
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Fleur569
Aug 19, 2018 8:15 PM CST
Marilyn, the banner is so perfectly fit, as if you had the siding/fencing put in to fit the backdrop, and the red crocosmia shows off ideally. Love it. ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️
Name: Stan
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GaNinFl
Aug 20, 2018 4:55 AM CST
I need these in my landscape. Wonderful Banner, Marilyn! Thumbs up Thumbs up

Edit to add that my eye also spies, a Daylily bud or two.
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Name: Anita
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Lioba
Aug 20, 2018 5:53 AM CST
You have a beautiful flow going on there. Good eye! Color pops! Thumbs up
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TBGDN
Aug 20, 2018 5:54 AM CST
Vibrant color, nice background, sunny & bright; All these attract my attention as no doubt the insects and hummers too! Nice! Thumbs up
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rocklady
Aug 20, 2018 6:35 AM CST
A perfect fit for a perfect banner, Marilyn. Thumbs up
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plantmanager
Aug 20, 2018 9:10 AM CST
This banner is so pretty and unique that it keeps drawing me in for a closer look. Is the background a fence or house siding? It sure works well for a background!
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ScotTi
Aug 20, 2018 11:57 AM CST
Excellent! Thumbs up A undeniably eye catching banner. Thumbs up
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pdermer1x
Aug 20, 2018 1:34 PM CST
I love my Crocosmia, but there is such a thing as too much of a good thing. I have just been out in my garden pulling up Crocosmia (I would assume lucifer) and Blackberry lily (formerly Belamcanda chinensis, now Iris domestica). I hate to throw them away. I'll be happy to mail a whole bunch of both or either to anyone who wants. @GaNinFl, @Whitebeard, anyone want some? Please?
Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
Aug 20, 2018 10:27 PM CST
Thank you @plantmanager, @Whitebeard, @crawgarden, @Fleur569, @GaNinFl, @Lioba, @TBGDN, @rocklady, @ScotTi and @pdermer1x for all your very nice comments.

Thank you @Fleur569, @ScotTi and @Whitebeard for the acorns.

Thank you @bootandall, @CarolineScott, @Fleur569, @GaNinFl, @GrammaChar, @HamiltonSquare, @jmorth, @krobra, @Lioba, @lovemyhouse, @plantmanager, @rocklady, @ScotTi, @TBGDN, @valleylynn, @vic, @webesemps, @Whitebeard and @zuzu for the thumbsup.

I didn't realize till that I had a banner posted last night. Sorry I didn't respond sooner.

This is the pic that I made the banner with. Taken on July 2, 2006 at the back of our house. It is our house siding that is behind the Crocosmia. In this pic, you'll notice a Ruby Throated Hummingbird on the far left enjoying the nectar of the flowers. There's fennel in front of the hummer. There's daylily buds and flowers in the pic. I didn't realize that when I took the pic that a hummer was in the shot, so I was very happy to see it.



I had two clumps of Crocosmia 'Lucifer' in my yard years ago. One in the front flower bed and the other clump as you see in the pic/banner. I haven't had either one for years, but maybe in a year or two I can get at least one new clump growing and blooming for the hummingbirds.

It's too bad that Lucifer isn't listed as a container plant, because I'd like to grow in in a couple of containers.
Welcome to the Agastache and Salvias Forum!

Hummingbirds are beautiful flying jewels in the garden!


Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
Laughter is the best medicine!
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Marilyn
Aug 20, 2018 10:32 PM CST
Oops. As I compare the pic with the banner, I just realized that maybe it isn't the exact pic that I made the banner with. It's close to the shot, but I'll check my photo files from 2006 or so and see if I can find the exact pic.
Welcome to the Agastache and Salvias Forum!

Hummingbirds are beautiful flying jewels in the garden!


Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
Laughter is the best medicine!
Salvias Rabbit Keeper Hummingbirder Birds Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Forum moderator Region: United States of America Bee Lover Butterflies Annuals Container Gardener
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Marilyn
Aug 20, 2018 11:13 PM CST
I'm pretty sure this is the pic I made the banner with. This one was taken behind our house on June 30, 2006.





Here's another pic of the pic I posted earlier (with more details). Taken July 2, 2006.


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Clumps of Crocosmia 'Lucifer' will definitely get the hummingbirds attention with the bright red color! I need to get more planted next year or the year after that!

Welcome to the Agastache and Salvias Forum!

Hummingbirds are beautiful flying jewels in the garden!


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