Autumn crocus

Crocus pulchellus 'Zephyr'

Autumn crocus  - Crocus pulchellus  'Zephyr'

Common Name: Autumn crocus
Genus: Crocus
Species: pulchellus
Cultivar: 'Zephyr'

Category: Bulbs, Corms, Tubers & Rhizomatous Plants
Growth Rate: Fast growing
Features: Has interesting foliage

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.10 m (10 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.05 m (5 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Grey, White, Lilac
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: September to November

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained

Larger than average greyish-white to pale lilac flowers which are loved by bees form on relatively stout upright stems in autumn. An easy to grow bulb that is ideal for naturalising and looks most impressive when planted in bold drifts.

  • Garden care: Plant bulbs in naturalistic drifts 10cm (4in) deep in late July or August in gritty well-drained soil. Where bulbs are planted in grass do not cut the lawn until after the leaves have died back.

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