Crocus 'Gipsy Girl'
species crocus bulbs
- Position: full sun
- Soil: gritty, poor to moderately fertile, well-drained soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: February and March
- Flower colour: yellow with purple-striped outer petals
- Other features: slender, strap-shaped, mid-green leaves
- Hardiness: fully hardy
- Bulb Size: 5/7
Large, fragrant, yellow flowers with purple-striped outer petals in February and March and slender, strap-shaped, dull green leaves. These spectacular, striped, spring-flowering bulbs look great emerging from a sunny rock garden or raised bed. To achieve the best results plant in early autumn in bold, naturalistic drifts 10cm (4in) deep in gritty, well-drained soil.
- Garden care:Plant bulbs in naturalistic drifts 10cm (4in) deep in September or October.
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Q:can I under plant these bulbs around a newly planted Sorbus "Sheerwater" this Autumn?Asked on 8/25/2014 by Hopeful from Near Bath
If you can avoid damaging the roots of the tree, then this sounds like a great idea as the crocus will become naturalised over time, spreading to form a lovely drift.Answered on 8/27/2014 by helen from crocus
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