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montbretia (Crocosmia 'Lucifer'

Posted by luvacorgi z5OR (My Page) on
Sun, Apr 21, 02 at 11:57

This is a beautiful red plant that I want to mix into my informal beds which are mostly pinks,blue. I am not sure what to put with this plant. My preferrence would be to cool it rather than warm it up. I want to put it in front of a grey deck with white lattice around edges. I appreciate any info you can offer.

Also, I don't want a shrub and this would be something on the side to fill a bed or in front of it.


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RE: montbretia (Crocosmia 'Lucifer'

I should have done a search first. I found some wonderful ideas. Thanks anyway. I LOVE this place!


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RE: montbretia (Crocosmia 'Lucifer'

This is really late, but I saw a photo of Crocosmia "Lucifer" inter-planted with blue Sea Holly - gorgeous. May I ask what other ideas you have found? Thanks-
-Sprout


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RE: montbretia (Crocosmia 'Lucifer'

I have some that comes up around some bright red 'Peggy's Strawberry Surprise' daylilies. I didn't plan it that way but I like the way it looks. I also like how it looks against 'Indian Summer' rudbeckias, bronze fennel and salvia gregii in another area.


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RE: montbretia (Crocosmia 'Lucifer'

I just read later responses tonight. I did a search on this site and there are many ideas (just type in at top and search). Someone posted a site that is on the Crocosmia and gives companion ideas and care so I'll post that here for others to see.

I decided to move them this fall when they die back...I have a better spot so I didn't actually do companion plants. Just to fill in spots this summer I used some left over white cosmos. They looked really nice with the fern folliage and bright whites peeking through, and I still have blooms now that the Lucifer has stopped blooming.

Here's the site. Happy planting!

http://www.greatplantpicks.org/content/Plant_Information/PDF_files_fact_sheets/CrocosmiaLucifer.pdf


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