Crocus Species Mixture
Crocus Species Mixture – are a great selection of cost effective crocus bulbs, for early spring colour. Species crocus are the small variety of crocus, with flowers of only a few centimetres. Despite their small size, they are packed full of detail and colour. They are a wonderful little beacon and essential for early bees.
|Packs||Price per pack|
|2 - 9||£4.14|
Please Note: Spring Flowering Bulbs are shipped from September once they are in our warehouse. There may be a wait whilst we work through our backorder, please contact us if you have any time restrictions.
|Quantity||Per pack of 3 bulbs|
|3 to 6||£7.80||(£6.50 + VAT)|
|9 to 42||£6.70||(£5.58 + VAT)|
|45 or more||£5.60||(£4.67 + VAT)|
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- Colour: Mixed
- Height: 15cm
- Bulb Size: 6+cm
How to grow:
- Hardiness: Hardy
- Soil Type: Moist
- Position: Full sun, Semi-shade
- Bulbs per m2: 200
- Planting depth: 8cm
Crocus Species Mixture – are a great selection of cost effective crocus bulbs, for early spring colour. Species crocus are the small variety of crocus, with flowers of only a few centimetres. Despite their small size, they are packed full of detail and colour. They are a wonderful little beacon and essential for early bees. The foliage is very grass like, so these bulbs can be planted into your lawn. They flower early enough for the foliage to die back before the first mow of the season. The bulbs are corms and produce new bulbs out of the top of the old bulb, they will flower for a few years.
Tommasinianus is the only species crocus that is capable of spreading effectively by seed.
Our Crocus Species Mixture is picked in our warehouse. We have up to 20 different types of species crocus. Including yellow, blue, white, orange, purple and mixed colours. Crocus Species Mixture offers fantastic value for money.
How to grow Crocus Bulbs
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.
Plant crocus 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 can be grown in pots. Choose a pot that is at least 6 inches deep and fill it with a well-draining potting mix. Pots dry out easily, so ensure that they crocus bulbs are well watered.
Crocus 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. Make sure the foliage has died back before the first mow some time in late 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.