Crocosmia Lucifer

Guernsey Donkey2Guernsey Donkey2 Posts: 6,155
Can I plant crocosmia lucifer in partial shade and is it as invasive as Monbretia (the orange flower)?


  • Muddle-UpMuddle-Up Posts: 14,153
    Yes, it'll be fine in partial shade, Guernsey D.....and once it gets established yes, it'll romp away.  I don't think it's quite as rampant as the bog-standard orange, but it's not far behind it!  😀
    Aberdeenshire, NE Scotland 🌞  
  • raisingirlraisingirl East Devon, on the Edge of Exmoor.Posts: 3,524
    yes and no  :)

    It tends to clump - and the clumps can get big if you don't divide it regularly, but it's not especially prone to self seeding. It may migrate but it won't gallop off
    It's hard to love, there's so much to hate
    Hanging on to hope when there is no hope to speak of
  • philippa smith2philippa smith2 Posts: 7,189
    I've always found Lucifer to be far more well behaved than the basic job - in the right place, it is a beauty :)
  • Guernsey Donkey2Guernsey Donkey2 Posts: 6,155
    Thank you all for putting my mind at rest.  I was lucky enough to be given some corms as an Easter present (can't eat chocolate), so had some really nice gardening presents instead - much nicer.  The orange version certainly does spread and so far I have only planted Lucifers in sunken pots so they are well contained.  I want to try planting these new corms unrestricted in our bog garden or under a big tree which is semi shaded.
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