Not for the color shy, crocosmia adds a vibrant accent to the flower garden. The hybrid 'Lucifer' is bears its scarlet-red flowers in summer on arching sprays above sword-shaped foliage. Full sun and moist, rich, well-drained soil are best. Watch for spider mites and hose them off as soon as you notice them. Hardy in zones 5-9, but gardeners in colder zones can dig and store the corms over the winter similar to storing gladiolus corms.