A stunning species, opening its blooms right out near flat, lovely purple fading through to near white inners with distinct orange stamens. Very showy. Later blooming after the Chrysanthus but prior to the Vernus. Quick to increase.
Crocus prefer a full sun or partly shaded position. Prepare your soil to a depth of 20cm, ensuring the soil is light and fluffy. Plant bulbs approximately 5cm apart and 2cm deep.
Crocus will also thrive in a woodland type environment, with the full winter and spring sun and then shelter from the hot summer's sun. Easy to grow and often quick to multiply, crocus form nice clumps and provide good winter colour.
Feed your crocus with a good all round bulb fertiliser at the time of planting.