Crocus Angustifolius

Crocus Angustifolius is a bright star of yellow with deep mahogany markings on the outer petals. These crocus bulbs produce grass like foliage making them ideal for lawn planting or wilder settings such as woodland or cottage gardens.

Available for (pre)ordering in May.

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1 £11.76
2 - 9 £7.99
10+ £5.64

£11.76 (inc. VAT)

Pack of 25 bulb(s)

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Specifications:

  • Colour: Yellow
  • Height: 15cm
  • Bulb Size: 5/6cm
  • Dutch cultivated
  • Perennial

Good For:

  • Beds and borders
  • Bees
  • Lawns and verges
  • Pots and containers

How to grow:

  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil Type: Moist
  • Position: Full sun, Semi-shade
  • Bulbs per m2: 200
  • Planting depth: 8cm

More Information

Crocus Angustifolius is a bright star of yellow with deep mahogany markings on the outer petals. These crocus bulbs produce grass like foliage making them ideal for lawn planting or wilder settings such as woodland or cottage gardens.

Crocus Angustifolius will flower from February to March. Make sure you leave the foliage to die back to allow the bulbs to flower again the following year, this should be around April.

Crocus are wonderful perennial flowers that can create luscious carpets of flowers during spring in the gap between the early flowering snowdrops and the first tulips.

Growing Crocus bulbs

Crocus bulbs do best in well draining soil, sandy soil is ideal, preferably in a sunny position. If your soil is heavy, you may need to add some compost or sand to improve drainage. They will grow under trees whilst there is no canopy and the sun is getting through.

Crocus bulbs can be planted in borders, pots or in grass. Plant them in the autumn, a minimum of six to eight weeks before the first frost. The depth of planting depends on the size of the corms. In general, plant small corms two inches deep and large corms three inches deep. Water the crocus bulbs well after planting, and water again if the weather is dry. Once the flowers have faded, deadhead them to encourage them to bloom the following year.

Crocus bulbs naturalise well, plant them in areas where the soil will not be disturbed, such as in your lawn or under trees. If you are planting in a lawn you can cut an envelope in the turf and slide a few in. Making sure the small point in the centre is pointing up. Make sure the foliage has died back before you mow over them, usually some time in April.

Crocuses are deer-resistant, making them great for country gardens where deer can be a problem. Although, you may have to add a little extra protection as they are a favourite snack for mice and squirrels.

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