Early Crocus

Crocus tommasinianus

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This early species of crocus has long lilac to deep purple flowers which appear above narrow strap-like green with a white central strip leaves. It prefers a gritty, poor soil.

Planning

Difficulty

Moderate

Flowering time

Spring

Fruiting time

Autumn

Harvesting

Generally not harvested.

Propagation

Seed

sow as soon as the seed i ripe.

Bulbs

Remove cormlets when dormant

Special features

Attractive flowers

Attracts useful insects

Special features

Origin

Europe, Eurasia

Environment

Light

Full Sun

Soil moisture

Dry

Soil type

Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand

Soil PH preference

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Frost hardiness

Hardy

Uses

Notes

Suits being grown in most situations from urban courtyards to rock to wildflower meadows.

Personality

Family

Iridaceae

Flower colour

Purple

Scent

Mild

Problems

Can be dug up by voles, mice and squirrels.

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