Crocus mixed colour collection
large flowering crocus bulbs
- Position: full sun
- Soil: gritty, poor to moderately-fertile, well-drained soil
- Rate of growth: fast-growing
- Flowering period: March and April
- Flower colour: mixed
- Other features: slender, strap-shaped, dull green leaves
- Hardiness: fully hardy
- Bulb size: 7/8
Shades of purple, lilac-blue, striped, orange and white make up this lush mix of goblet-shaped flowers that appear in March and April above slender, strap-shaped leaves. These vigorous, large-flowered Dutch crocuses are perfect for naturalising in the lawn or allowing to meander through the front of a sunny, well-drained site. To achieve a naturalistic effect broadcast small handfuls of bulbs, planting them where they fall.
- Garden care:Plant bulbs in naturalistic drifts 10cm (4in) deep in September or October. Where bulbs are planted in grass do not cut the grass until after the leaves have died back.
Spring bulbs, such as daffodils and hyacinths, can be planted whenever the soil conditions allow. As a rough guide, cover them with about twice as much soil as the bulb is deep: so that a 5cm (2in) deep bulb would need a 15cm...Read full article