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  • autumn crocus bulbs
  • Eventual height: 0.15m
  • Eventual spread: 0.05m

Crocus speciosus

autumn crocus bulbs

RHS award of garden merit Perfect for pollinators £3.99
Pot size 15 bulbs
15 bulbs
  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: gritty, poor to moderately fertile, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: fast-growing
  • Flowering period: September to November
  • Flower colour: purple
  • Other features: narrow, mid-green leaves
  • Hardiness: fully hardy
  • Bulb size:5/7

    Beautiful, bluish-violet, goblet-shaped flowers with deep blue veins from September to November, followed by narrow, mid-green leaves. This popular autumn-flowering crocus is ideal for naturalising in a sunny shrub border among deciduous shrubs. Often the earliest autumn crocus to bloom, it soon increases to form large colonies.

  • Garden care: Plant bulbs in naturalistic drifts 10cm (4in) deep in July or August in gritty, well-drained soil. Where bulbs are planted in grass do not cut the lawn until after the leaves have died back.

  • CAUTION do not eat ornamental bulbs

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