Crocus tommasinianus 'Barr's Purple'
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: mauve
- Other features: slender, strap-shaped, mid-green leaves
- Hardiness: fully hardy
- Bulb Size: 7/8
There is a silvery sheen to the outside of the petals, which adds another dimension to the soft puple of the blooms. Inside, golden-orange stamens produce a vibrant shot of contrasting colour. Plant these in clusters at the front of a border, cram them into pots for the patio, or use them to line the edges of a path. They are superb.
- Garden care: Plant bulbs in naturalistic drifts 10cm (4in) deep in September or October.
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