Crocus tommasinianus

25 bulbs £3.99
available to order from summer
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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 and March
  • Hardiness: fully hardy
  • Bulb size: 5/6

    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 look out for mice or squirrel damage. 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."

Crocus for naturalsing

5

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.

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Chilterns

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Very pretty. All bulbs flowered.

5

Used to naturalise in grass

acdic

Kent

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Looking fantastic planted in the lawn

5

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

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Delightful!

5

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

Ruth

North Norfolk

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Super-pretty and cheerful

5

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

Rachel

Reading

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I would buy this product ahain

5

Just love planting and enjoy the results

ellie

Buckinghamshire

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Nature Lover

5

I wanted crocuses to naturalise in my lawn. It's too early to say how they will spread but they all looked very pretty when they flowered.

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Devon

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