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Crocus vernus ‘Pickwick’

Dutch crocus

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Flowers

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  • Botanical name: Crocus vernus 'Pickwick'
  • Common name: Dutch crocus
  • Family: Iridaceae
  • Plant Type: Bulb
Flower colour:

White

Foliage colour:

Green

Dutch crocus, Crocus vernus, flowers slightly later than Crocus tommasinianus, giving you a longer season of flowering if you grow the two species together. It’s particularly useful for naturalising in lawns, where it will quickly self-seed, building up to an impressive and long-lasting spring display.

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Crocus vernus ‘Pickwick’ is an especially lovely Dutch crocs, bearing delicate white flowers with deep purple veining. Flowers appear from spring to early summer but during mild winters they can bloom as early as February. For best results grow Crocus vernus ‘Pickwick’ in moist but well-draind soil in full sun. Plant the corms 8cm to 10cm deep in autumn. When naturalising in grass, leave the grass uncut for six weeks after flowering to encourage self-seeding.

How to grow Crocus 'Pickwick'

  • Plant size

    12cm height

    5cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Front

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Acidic / chalky / alkaline / clay / heavy / moist / well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do not Plant in May

Do not Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do Plant in September

Do Plant in October

Do Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does flower in March

Plant does flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Divide
Divide

Do not Divide in January

Do not Divide in February

Do not Divide in March

Do not Divide in April

Do not Divide in May

Do not Divide in June

Do not Divide in July

Do not Divide in August

Do Divide in September

Do Divide in October

Do Divide in November

Do not Divide in December

Crocus 'Pickwick' and wildlife

Crocus 'Pickwick' is known for attracting bees. It has nectar/pollen rich flowers.

Attractive to Bees

Does not attract Beneficial insects

Does not attract Birds

Does not attract Butterflies​/​Moths

Does not attract Other pollinators

Is Crocus 'Pickwick' poisonous?

Crocus 'Pickwick' can be toxic.

Toxic to:

Toxic to Cats

Toxic to Dogs

Toxic to Horses

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

Plants that go well with Crocus 'Pickwick'

Iris danfordiae
Plants

Iris danfordiae

Reticulata iris