Crocus 'Harry Hay'
Crocus 'Harry Hay'
Crocus 'Harry Hay'
Crocus 'Harry Hay'
Crocus 'Harry Hay'

Crocus 'Harry Hay'

Crocus 'Harry Hay'

1 bulb — £4.50

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Orders placed before 1 September 2024
You can expect your order in August/September

Orders placed 1 September - 15 October 2024
You can expect your order in September/October

Orders placed 16 October - 15 December 2024
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Description

Crocus 'Harry Hay' is a cultivar of Crocus that you won’t see in many gardens. It’s new. It’s rare. And it’s gorgeous! Flowering in late winter and early spring, it produces lovely light lavender-purple flowers, but the petals are tipped with a deeper purple. Blooms are just 10-15cm high, making the bulbs ideal for the front of a border, or for a container, or even naturalised in grass.

Actually, Crocus 'Harry Hay' (named after a renowned English plantsman and gardener who died in 2010) is a cultivar of Crocus heuffelianus, a species that grows naturally in the mountain chains of eastern Europe. It is a tough, hardy, robust Crocus but, being new – it was only registered as recently as 2020 – it is still available only in limited numbers.

Plant bulbs of Crocus heuffelianus 'Harry Hay' just 8cm deep and 5cm apart, and in groups of three or five. It’s a stunner, and looks sufficiently different from the more run-of-the-mill crocuses to be a great talking point.

The exquisite blossoms can range in hue, displaying various shades from the deepest purples to the most delicate lilacs, each one occasionally emitting a faint, sweet fragrance that adds an extra layer of sensory delight to your garden. Secure this rare find and get ready to enjoy the subtle, yet undeniable elegance of Crocus heuffelianus 'Harry Hay'.

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

  • Fully hardy

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Crocus heuffelianus 'Harry Hay'

  • Flower colour

    White, purple

  • Bulb size

    5/+

  • Established height

    5-10cm

  • Established spread

    5-10cm

  • Plant spacing

    150 bulbs per m2

  • Leaf colour

    Green

  • Habit

    Upright
    Clump-forming

  • Life cycle

    Perennial
    Naturalising

  • Hardiness

    Fully hardy

  • Years to establish

    1st year

  • Sunlight

    Full sun
    Partial shade
    Dappled shade
    Full 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
    Clay

  • Growing skill

    Easy to grow

  • Scented

    No

  • Pollinator-friendly

    Yes

  • Mouse resistant

    No

  • Rabbit resistant

    No

  • Deer resistant

    No

  • Toxicity

    No report

Plant calendar

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  • Planting
  • Flowering

Useful information

    • Plant your Crocus 'Harry Hay' 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 'Harry Hay' bulbs with the pointed side or shoots facing upwards

    Read all Crocus planting & care instructions

  • Orders placed before 1 September 2024
    You can expect your order in September 2024

    Orders placed 1 September - 15 October 2024
    You can expect your order in October 2024

    Orders placed 16 October - 15 December 2024
    You can expect your order within 10 business days

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