Crocus

Crocus speciosus

Crocus - Crocus speciosus

Common Name: Crocus
Genus: Crocus
Species: speciosus

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

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

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Blue, Purple
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 goblet shaped rich violet blue flowers from September to November followed by narrow mid-green leaves. This popular 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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