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Crocus tournefortii

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Features

  • BloomsNovember to March
  • Height0.05m to 0.1m
  • Spread0.2m to 0.45m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourPale purple
  • Leaf ColourGreen
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Crocus tournefortii. A low stalked perennial clump bearing linear green leaves.

Characteristics

Perennial, Herbaceous

Origin

Crete

Interest and use

Plants are ideal for rock gardens and for slight forcing in bowls for an early indoor display.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH6.0 to 8.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They are fully to frost hardy, and most will require well drained soil with a sunny situation. Plant them about 5-6 cms deep in late summer or early autumn.

Propagation

You can propagate in early autumn by seeds or by division if the clumps of corms have formed.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Mice, voles and squirrels.

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