Crocus Tommasinianus Ruby Giant
Crocus Tommasinanus CREAM BEAUTY
A lovely, deep cerise tending ruby flowered crocus. Later blooming after the Chrysanthus but prior to the Vernus. Quick to increase.
- HEIGHT: 15cm
- WIDTH: 5cm
- SUPPLIED AS: Dormant Bulbs
- BOTANICAL NAME : Crocus chrysanthus 'Cream Beauty'
- PLANT DEPTH: 2cm
- PLANT SPACING: 5cm
- PLANTING WINDOW: March - June
- FLOWERING TIME: July
- GROWING ZONES: Vic, SA, TAS, NSW ex Sub tropics, QLD cool regions.
- CUT FLOWER: No
- FRAGRANT: No
Crocus need a full sun or partly shaded, woodland style position. Prepare your beds to a depth of 20cm, making sure the soil is light and fluffy. Plant the bulbs with the 'fat' end down at a depth of 2cm. Allow 5cm between each bulb, however a less full result can be achieved if you choose to plant further apart.
If growing your Crocus in a pot, select a high quality potting mix that is free draining. Some gravel in the base of the pot will assist with any drainage issues. Ensure the bulb is well fed and watered right up until dormancy.
Crocus DO NOT require refrigeration. Feed your bulbs as they come into bloom, and make sure you leave the foliage to fully die down - this feeds and grows NEXT year's flower.