Crocosmia 'Lucifer' will not flower here in the Pacific Northwest until late July at the earliest. It is a good "bridge" food plant for the hummingbirds. I've tried various other crocosmia cultivars here at 1600 feet elevation in the Cascade foothills, with usual winter temperatures in the mid-teens F, and no others have ever survived. One thing I noticed about this plant is that when I lifted and divided it, I should not have discarded the long stacks of old corms. The plants that I replanted without them took much longer to recover their flowering strength. Jane McGary Northwestern oregon, USA At 09:28 AM 6/23/2010, you wrote: >Dear Friends, > Speaking of hellish hot weather, Crocosmia 'Lucifer' is >blazing away in this heat and humidity. Talk about flashy, brazen and >bold ! Take a look > http://pacificbulbsociety.org/pbswiki/index.php/… > > Can anyone suggest other cvs or species that succeed, grow, >multiply and BLOOM in Zone 5?