Large Flowering Crocus Mixture

Large Flowering Crocus Mixture – which colour do you associate most with a crocus? Maybe you can’t decide, but whatever your answer, we think you’ll be delighted with our mixture of all the colours of large flowering crocus bulbs from deep purple through softer lavender; gold and white.

PacksPrice per pack
1 £11.52
2 - 9 £8.18
10+ £6.11

£11.52 (inc. VAT)

Pack of 25 bulb(s)

Out of stock

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Specifications:

  • Colour: Mixed
  • Height: 15cm
  • Dutch cultivated
  • Perennial

Good For:

  • Beds/borders
  • Bees
  • Lawns/verges
  • Pots

How to grow:

  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil Type: Moist
  • Position: Full sun, Semi-shade
  • Bulbs per m2: 150
  • Planting depth: 10cm

More Information

Large Flowering Crocus Mixture – are a pleasure to have in the garden. They are actually corms. You can plant them in pots, in beds or in the the lawn. They are early flowering, so they will be over by the time you need to make your first cut of the grass. For a small flower these are one of the most uplifting flowers in early spring, a sudden burst of colour after a long grey winter. Bees love them as they are an early food source.

We mix our Large Flowering Crocus Mixture from the stock we have in the warehouse. This will include white, blue, purple, striped and yellow crocus. These are different to the species crocus, they flower a little later and are nearly twice the size. Crocus love the sun and open wide when planted in full sun, however they can be planted in semi shade too.

We always have plenty in stock because crocus are a landscapers favourite. They are cost effective for creating blankets of flowers. Which is why you’ll often see them on roundabouts or by the side of the road. They work well as underplanting for early tulips or planted in wooded areas, to fill the gap between snowdrops flowering and bluebells later in spring.

How to plant crocus bulbs

I prefer to dig a trench to throw crocus bulbs in. Spreading them around so they don’t touch. You can plant up to 150 a square metre. Make sure they are about 8cm down. You could see a small point in the centre of the corm which is the top. A new bulb will develop from the base of the stem of the flower. Make sure you don’t mow your foliage until it has turned brown if they are in the lawn.

Crocus corms like a well draining soil, they are often cultivated in very sandy soils, preferably in a sunny position. They will grow under trees whilst there is no canopy and the sun is getting through. If your soil is heavy, you may need to add some compost or sand to improve drainage.

Plant Large Flowering Crocus Mixture bulbs 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 2 inches deep and large corms 3 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 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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