One of my favorite additions to the garden some years ago are the Crocosmia, commonly known as Lucifers. Nothing devilish about these, except for their amazing, true red color.
Cousins to the gladiola, these are hardy plants that produce clumps of green sword-shaped leaves, with tall, arching spikes of funnel-shaped blossoms appearing in mid to late summer.
My only complaint is that sometimes the squirrels will dig up the bulb-like root and scatter them all over, rather frustrating. They don’t even eat them, the scamps! Just replant.
I definitely recommend dividing them every couple of years to help them keep their strength and height. Anyway, you’ll be happy to have them everywhere, pick a nice sunny spot in good soil.
These give you a tall, luscious display that last quite a long time!