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Crocus tommasinianus


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Plant type

Spring-blooming bulb

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Crocus tommasinianus

Plant details

Crocuses are spring-flowering plants native to Eastern Europe. Blooming from late-winter to early spring, they provide a much-needed source of nectar and pollen for queen bumblebees emerging from hibernation. They are easy to grow and particularly suited to growing in pots, and also naturalising in grass, where they quickly develop large carpets of colour. 

Crocus tommasinianus is a reliable early flowering crocus, bearing deep violet flowers. Plant corms in autumn in gritty, well-drained soil in full sun.

Family: Iridaceae

Genus: Crocus

Species: tommasinianus

Plant type: Spring-blooming bulb

Flower colour: Mauve

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Chalky/alkaline, Moist

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 10cm

Spread: 5cm

Time to divide plants: April to May

Time to plant: September to November

Flowering period: February to April

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