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crocus 01-230x153Crocus chrysanthus and related species are amongst the earliest minor bulbs to flower late winter early spring. Along side Winter Aconite, Galanthus nivalis (Snowdrop), Chionodoxa luciliae (Glory-of- the-Snow) and Puschkinia scilloides (Striped Squill).

Soon to follow are the larger giant yellow Crocus flavus. Then C. vernus with beautiful large blue, purple and white flowers; some cultivars are exquisitely veined like Pickwick with purple veining over white petals.

These often flower at about the same time as the earliest Muscari (Grape Hyacinth) and dwarf Narcissus as well as the earliest species Tulips. Sometimes they flower with Anemone blanda (Wind Anemone) which will continue flowering well after the Crocuses have finished.

Plant crocus into light, well drained, enriched soils angled into the winter sun so their wide, star-like flowers will warm the winter chill. They can sometimes be naturalised in lawns and are wonderful in terracotta pots or large bowls.

In climates where winters are very mild, crocus flower best when grown in cooler partial shaded positions exposed to chilling drafts. Planting the corms 5cm or deeper helps prevent them from splitting in climates with warm spring conditions. 

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