“Oh, say can you see, by the dawns early light . . . ”
Blooming for your 4th of July backyard BBQ, this patriotic perennial puts an exclamation point on WOW! Growing at least 4′ tall and 2′ wide, hardy to zone 6, and creating a striking vertical presence of plumose leaves; Crocosmia ‘Lucifer’ strikes up the band and echos “the rockets’ red glare”. Planted in full sun and requesting little water, this star spangled banner ends with a cymbal smash as it even lends its seeds to overwintering birds.
. . . “O! say does that star-spangled banner yet wave, O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave?” There is much to celebrate on this 4th of July!