Autumn crocus

Crocus speciosus 'Albus'

Autumn crocus - Crocus speciosus  'Albus'

Common Name: Autumn crocus
Genus: Crocus
Species: speciosus
Cultivar: 'Albus'

Category: Bulbs, Corms, Tubers & Rhizomatous Plants
Growth Rate: Fast growing

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.15 m (15 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.10 m (10 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: White
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

Beautiful white goblet-shaped flowers from September to November followed by narrow mid-green leaves. This unusual autumn-flowering crocus is ideal for naturalising in a sunny shrub border among deciduous shrubs. Often the earliest autumn crocus to bloom, it soon increases to form large colonies.

  • Garden care: Plant bulbs in naturalistic drifts 10cm (4in) deep in 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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