Crocus speciosus
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Crocus speciosus

Crocus speciosus

Crocus speciosus

20 bulbs — £6.40

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Orders placed before 1 September 2022
You can expect your order in September 2022

Orders placed 1 September - 15 October 2022
You can expect your order in October 2022

Orders placed 16 October - 15 December 2022
You can expect your order within 10 business days

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Description

The Autumn-flowering Crocus speciosus has reason to be a little blue about the coming onset of winter. All crocus flowers don’t like bad or dull weather, and have a tendency to close up tight when the sun doesn’t shine in their faces. So Crocus speciosus, compelled by nature to flower in autumn, is unlikely to be feeling jolly much of the time. However, if you plant this stunning bright blue crocus with its yellow cup base, yellow anthers and orange-red stigma, you’ll have something to smile at every year as it pops its bright head through other foliage in your autumn garden.

 

Key features

  • Perfect for pots

  • Comes back every year

  • Attractive to wildlife

  • Loved by pollinators

  • Naturalising

  • Thrives well in full sun

  • Great for shade

  • Packed in paper bags

  • Low maintenance

  • RHS Award (AGM)

  • Fully hardy

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Crocus speciosus

  • Flower colour

    Purple

  • Leaf colour

    Green

  • Bulb size

    5/+

  • Established height

    5-10cm

  • Established spread

    5-10cm

  • Plant spacing

    150 bulbs per m2

  • Habit

    Upright
    Clump-forming

  • Life cycle

    Perennial
    Naturalising

  • Hardiness

    Fully hardy

  • Years to establish

    1st year

  • Sunlight

    Full sun
    Partial shade
    Dappled shade

  • Position

    Sheltered
    Exposed

  • Suitable for

    Pots
    Large containers
    Borders
    Ground cover
    lawns
    Meadows
    Gravel gardens
    Wildlife gardens
    Coastal gardens
    Rockery
    Cottage gardens
    Low maintenance gardens

  • Soil acidity

    Any

  • Soil moisture

    Free draining

  • Soil type

    Loam
    Sandy
    Multipurpose compost
    Loam-based compost

  • Growing skill

    Easy to grow

  • Scented

    No

  • Pollinator-friendly

    Yes

  • Mouse resistant

    No

  • Rabbit resistant

    No

  • Deer resistant

    No

  • Toxicity

    No report

Plant calendar

JanFebMarAprMayJuneJulyAugSepOctNovDec
  • Planting
  • Flowering

Other information

    • Plant your Crocus speciosus bulbs from mid to late autumn

    • Plant in borders or containers in sun or partial shade

    • Plant your bulbs 10-15cm deep

    • Space the bulbs 5-10cm apart

    • Place the Crocus speciosus bulbs with the pointed side or shoots facing upwards

    Read all Crocus planting & care instructions

  • Orders placed before 1 September 2022
    You can expect your order in September 2022

    Orders placed 1 September - 15 October 2022
    You can expect your order in October 2022

    Orders placed 16 October - 15 December 2022
    You can expect your order within 10 business days

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