What Is This Garden Plant? (Crocosmia)

I would appreciate any help with identifying this plant in a friend's garden. Its flower is a beautiful surprise, she did not plant it, Mother Nature did.
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I only have the photo, I don't know how tall it is or anything like that. My friend sent the photo to me, hoping I can help. She loves her flower garden, she is very curious about her lovely addition. Her flower garden is beautiful, picture-perfect! And this new addition fit in perfectly!

She is having surgery today to remove a tumor on a kidney. It would be a nice surprise for her to know the name of this flower. If this helps, she lives in the Pocono area of Pennsylvania.

Thank for your help and information. A prayer for her would be appreciated, too.

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July 18, 20170 found this helpful

It is a variety of crocosmia.

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July 18, 20170 found this helpful

This is a really nice hummingbird plant here in Florida and we call it the lucifer plant. But I guess the real name is crocosmia lucifer - maybe the bright fiery red is the reason. I do not know how it would have just appeared in her garden (since it is corm) unless it was in some other plant she planted.

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It generally only grows year round in zones through 9 but I think it will return after after a freeze if it has mulch to protect it.

Here is a link to instructions on care.

www.gardenia.net/.../crocosmia-lucifer

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July 19, 20170 found this helpful

Lucifer, yes-- and so pretty!

www.suttons.co.uk/.../Crocosmia+Plant+-+Lucifer_232041...

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