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Crocus kotschyanus


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Plant type

Summer/autumn blooming bulb

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photo by Howard Rice, copyright GAP Photos (308043)

Plant details

This is an autumn-flowering crocus with beautiful lavender to lilac blooms which appear before the leaves. It needs a dry summer dormancy and are best grown in dry, gritty, well-drained soil in full sun or in an alpine house. he Royal Horticultural Society has given it their prestigious Award of Garden Merit in recognition of its outstandning excellence.

Family: Iridaceae

Genus: Crocus

Species: kotschyanus

Plant type: Summer/autumn blooming bulb

Flower colour: Lavender

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Moist

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 8cm

Spread: 5cm

Time to plant: July to August

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