Autumn crocus, Crocus speciosus, has lilac-blue flowers, with dark veins and white throats. They make a glorious display from September to November.
Autumn crocus look great planted in pots or in borders, where they look good under deciduous shrubs, where they will spread and colonise over the years. They like a sunny spot.
Plant bulbs in drifts, 10cm deep in summer, in gritty, well-drained soil, or plant in pot in a bright, warm spot outdoors.
Here’s how to plant autumn crocus in a pot.
You will need
- Autumn crocus corms, Crocus speciosus
- Terracotta pot
- Peat-free potting compost