A picture of a Chilean crocus

Chilean crocus

Tecophilaea cyanocrocus

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Half-hardy

H3

RHS hardiness

-5°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

15cm

Max

10cm

5cm

Min

5cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Chilean crocus Overview

This is a spring-flowering species which grows to a height of 10-15cm and produces 1 to 2 flowers on each stem, which are fragrant, funnel-shaped and open out flat, and are intense deep blue with a white throat. The leaves are narrow at the base.

How to propagate Chilean crocus

Seed

You can propagate from seeds or corms in spring.

Other uses of Chilean crocus

Grown for their beautiful flowers. Best grown in an alpine house or conservatory.