Crocus tommasinianus

25 bulbs £4.99
available to order from autumn
50 bulbs £9.98 £9.49
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Buy Crocus tommasinianus early crocus bulbs: The best crocus for naturalising

  • Position: full sun or light dappled shade
  • Soil: gritty, poor to moderately fertile, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: February to March
  • Hardiness: fully hardy
  • Bulb size: 5

    The flowers on this small crocus can vary from pale slivery lilac to reddish purple, but whatever the colour, it is always a welcome sight in late winter. This is one of the easiest crocuses to naturalise as it will self-seed readily. A good companion for dwarf grasses - or lawns that have had a trim late in the autumn - so the flowers can be better seen. It is more tolerant of shade than many of its counterparts, so is a good choice for woodland areas. It will also be a magnet for whatever insects may be active so early in the year.

  • Garden care: Plant bulbs in tight clusters to form naturalistic drifts 10cm deep where they can be left undisturbed for several years. Keep a lookout for damage from mice or squirrels. This can sometimes be avoided by laying a piece of chicken wire over the bulbs before you cover them with soil. If you are growing these in grass, avoid mowing it until the leaves have completely died back.

  • CAUTION do not eat ornamental bulbs

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Notes on Crocus tommasinianus

"The self-seeding crocus for naturalising in grass where the long-necked flowers can punctuate the earliest-spring sunshine - opening their silver-backed flowers to rejoice."

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A joyful sight you can rely upon after the depths of winter


Great for naturalising and stunning in a drift of their own! Gorgeous bright orange inside when the sun comes out.

Garden addict



A good value and colourful purchase.


Easy to plant and great results.




I would buy this product again


Crocuses look beautiful in the spring




So delicate


Planted in grass to brighten up a dull corner.




this is a Must have crocus


This spring herald is a must have one for every garden-ideally. Very reliable, just your basic spring flower.They multiple freely, flower for long periods and are very reliable. They start flowering very soon , as far as I remember just after snowdrops. One can never have too many tomms and its a good idea to plant some every year. These are favorite of well known gardener and I love them too.



Crocus for naturalsing


Hoping to naturalise this crocus in lawn areas. This spring was the first year, and although there was a good display it is too early to know if they will spread as intended.




Very pretty. All bulbs flowered.


Used to naturalise in grass




Looking fantastic planted in the lawn


Planted the Crocus in my front lawn in drifts, they are flowering as I write this and look fantastic. I have noticed the bees love them, they are a very valuable early source of nectar. They are one of the best crocuses to naturalize in a lawn.

Steve d

Dover, Kent




First sign of Spring - delightful! They all came up.


North Norfolk


Super-pretty and cheerful


I feel like these flowers are welcoming in the spring....there they are popping up and smiling at me after a bleak cold winter.





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