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  • Eventual height: 0.1m
  • Eventual spread: 0.05m

Autumn-flowering crocus collection - 60+30 Free bulbs

crocus collection

2+1 FREE collections £44.97 £29.98
£44.97 £29.98
Receive 5 x Crocus speciosus 'Albus', 10 x Crocus speciosus 'Conqueror', and 15 x Crocus speciosus - that's 30 bulbs for £14.99, or buy 2 collections for £29.98 and get another free - that's 90 bulbs for only £29.98.

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: gritty, poor to moderately fertile, well-drained soil
  • Flowering period: September to November
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    As soon as the crescendo of summer flowers are coming to an end in the garden, autumn flowering crocus are waiting to burst into flower. Crocus speciosus is a species that is very showy and is my favourite autumn crocus. They look fabulous planted in grass. Delivered from mid July onwards.

    In each collection you will receive the following:

    15 × Crocus speciosus
    A stunning and very beautiful crocus with goblet-shaped, light blue-mauve flowers that open out to show delicate dark veining on the petals. They appear from September to November and are followed by narrow, mid-green leaves. This popular autumn flowering crocus is ideal for naturalising in a sunny border among deciduous shrubs or for scattering through the lawn. Often the earliest autumn crocus to bloom, it soon increases to form large colonies. Received the coveted Award of Garden Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society.

    10 × Crocus speciosus 'Conqueror'
    Very beautiful, goblet shaped flowers are breathtaking with the striking orange stamens contrasting with the rich violet-blue flowers that appear from late September to late October.

    5 × Crocus speciosus 'Albus'
    Enchanting, pure white flowers. This cultivar is more rarely available than the species, but its white flowers look stunning. Flowers appear from September to November. It has also received the Award of Garden Merit from the RHS.

  • Garden care: The best time to plant them is soon after they are harvested in late July and August. Plant bulbs in naturalistic drifts 10cm (4in) deep in July or August in any well-drained soil, including chalk. Where bulbs are planted in grass do not cut the lawn until after the leaves have died back.

    Please note that as these autumn flowering crocus have an incredibly short shelf-life, it is quite common to see them already flowering when they are delivered. This will not have an adverse effect on the the long-term health and vigour, and the ones that have not started to flower should be planted out as normal, taking care not to damage any emerging shoots. Those that have started to flower should be taken out of the bag and placed on a sunny windowsill where you can enjoy the show. As soon as the flowers have faded (and before the leaves develop) these too can be planted out.
  • CAUTION do not eat ornamental bulbs
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