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species crocus bulbs

Crocus chrysanthus 'Cream Beauty'

species crocus bulbs

£3.99
Availability: in stock 25 bulbs

Product description

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: gritty, poor to moderately fertile, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average to fast-growing
  • Flowering period: February and March
  • Hardiness: fully hardy
  • Bulb size: 5/7

    Rich-cream goblets with brown flushes and deep golden-yellow throats, emerge in February and March amid slender, strap-shaped, mid green leaves. These spring-flowering crocuses are perfect for naturalising in sunny, well-drained areas of the lawn. Relatively vigorous, they soon form large colonies, which can be divided in early autumn for use in other parts of the garden.

  • Garden care: Plant bulbs in tight clusters to form naturalistic drifts 10cm deep where they can be left undisturbed for several years. Keep a look out for mice or squirrel damage This can sometimes be avoided by laying a piece of chicken wire over the bulbs before you cover them with soil. If you are growing these in grass, avoid mowing it until the leaves have completely died back.

  • CAUTION do not eat ornamental bulbs

“Delicate clotted-cream crocus with a will to flower by February. Fully open it displays an orange style and a warm-yellow heart. When shut there's a hint of smudged charcoal.”

Val Bourne - Garden Writer