Crocus

Crocus tommasinianus 'Whitewell Purple'

Crocus - Crocus tommasinianus  'Whitewell Purple'

Common Name: Crocus
Genus: Crocus
Species: tommasinianus
Cultivar: 'Whitewell Purple'

Category: Bulbs, Corms, Tubers & Rhizomatous Plants
Growth Rate: Fast growing
Features: Provides winter colour
Awards: RHS Perfect for Pollinators

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.10 m (10 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.03 m (3 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Blue, Purple
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: February & March

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

This early spring-flowering crocus is perfect for naturalising in grass. It soon increases to form elegant colonies of slender deep purplish-blue flowers which open in February or March the moment the sun appears. The delicate flowers are somewhat deceptive since it stands up well in wind and rain.

  • Garden care: Plant bulbs in naturalistic drifts 10cm (4in) deep in September or October. Where bulbs are planted in grass do not cut the lawn until after the leaves have died back.

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