a red blooming 'Lucifer' Crocosmia on a blue background

There's a lot to love about the perennial Crocosmia. The sun loving Crocosmia are loved by hummingbirds, attracting them to your garden. Crocosmia provide great cut flowers and foliage for indoor summer bouquets, but by leaving the seedheads on you can create late summer garden interest as well. Crocosmia is easy to divide, and we love them for their spear like foliage which can provide great texture to your garden. Here are a few of our favorite varieties:

Close up of the red bloom of a Crocosmia 'Lucifer'

Crocosmia 'Lucifer'

  • True red flowers
  • Flowers in summer
  • Height:  4-5 feet
  • Hardy to -20 F
several yellow Crocosmia 'Yellow Lucifers' in bloom

Crocosmia 'Yellow Lucifer'

  • Deep yellow flowers
  • Blooms in late summer
  • Height:  3 feet
  • Hardy to -10 F
Close up of the red-orange blooms of a Crocosmia 'Emily McKenzie'

Crocosmia 'Emily McKenzie'

  • Bright yellow-orange flowers with red band in eyezone
  • Blooms in mid summer
  • Height:  2-3 feet
  • Hardy to -20 F
Close up of the yellow bloom of a Crocosmia 'George Davidson'

Crocosmia 'George Davidson'

  • Golden yellow flowers
  • Blooms in late summer or early fall
  • Height:  28-36 inches
  • Hardy to -15 F

Try planting both red and yellow varieties together for a stunning, contrasting display of color. Pair with other hummingbird attracting perennials by checking out our Growing Guide: Plants That Attract Hummingbirds