Crocosmia is a hardy perennial belonging to the iris family. Its flowers are abundant mid-summer, and range from golden yellow to fire orange to deep red. This lovely plant grows in clumps from underground corms, or bulbs, which can be easily divided. Crocosmia prefers full sun and well-drained soil. It pairs well with black-eye Susan, blue salvia and catmint. Two of our favorite varieties are Limpopo (orange) and Lucifer (red).