Crocus Pulchellus

Crocus Pulchellus is also known as the hairy crocus. It is an autumn flowering crocus with a bright orange stamen and dark blue veins. Slightly smaller than other autumn crocus, it is a very vibrant flower. Crocus Pulchellus produce fine grass like foliage which will often appear before the crocus bulbs are even planted. They are fully hardy and will naturalise well.

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1 £11.04
2 - 9 £7.84
10+ £5.86

£11.04 (inc. VAT)

Pack of 25 bulb(s)

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Specifications:

  • Colour: Purple
  • 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: 150
  • Planting depth: 8cm

More Information

Crocus Pulchellus is also known as the hairy crocus. It is an autumn flowering crocus with a bright orange stamen and dark blue veins. Slightly smaller than other Autumn crocus, it is a very vibrant flower. Crocus Pulchellus produce fine grass like foliage which will often appear before the crocus bulbs are even planted. They are fully hardy and will naturalise well.

Planting Autumn Flowering Crocus Bulbs

Autumn flowering crocus bulbs come into our warehouse in August and we aim to send them before October. They will need to go straight into the ground to flower in September and October.

Crocus bulbs do not like to be water logged. A good sandy soil is ideal for crocus, 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.

Dig a hole 5cm deep and plant bulbs 15cm apart, in a sunny, sheltered position in well draining soil. We also sell crocus bulbs later into autumn so if the flowering period has passed they will still produce foliage. This will allow them to produce flowers the following year providing the foliage is allowed to die back naturally.

Crocus bulbs naturalise well in your garden. Plant crocus bulbs 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.

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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