Large Flowering Crocus Mixture – Purple and White
Large Flowering Crocus Mixture – Purple & White – is a popular mixture of white and purple shades. An impressive crocus bulb mix, ideal for naturalising.
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.
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- Colour: Mixed
- Height: 15cm
How to grow:
- Hardiness: Hardy
- Soil Type: Moist but well drained
- Position: Full sun, Semi-shade
- Bulbs per m2: 150
- Planting depth: 8cm
Large Flowering Crocus Mixture – Purple & White – is a popular mixture of white and purple shades. An impressive crocus bulb mix for naturalising.
These large-flowered Dutch crocuses are perfect for naturalised planting in the lawn or informal planting through a bed or border. To achieve a natural looking effect, you can throw small handfuls of bulbs across the area you wish to plant, planting them where they fall.
Crocus are wonderful perennial bulbs 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 a good, free draining, sandy soil, 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 where the sun is getting through.
Plant your Crocus bulb mixture 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.
Crocuses are perennials and naturalise well in your garden. To make the most of this, plant crocus bulbs in areas where the soil will not be disturbed, such as in your lawn or under trees. To plant most easily in a lawn, 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 the first mow some time in late April.
Crocus bulbs can be planted in pots. Choose a pot that is at least 6 inches deep and fill it with a well-draining potting mix. Ensure that pots are well watered, as they can dry out quickly.
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.