The crocus is well known as being the source of the spice saffron, but is also a much appreciated sign that spring is underway. These bulbs allow you to experience the charm of the Prins Claus crocus, goblet-shaped two-tones flowers which blend ivory white and evocatively rich purple into a visual sensation. The crocus has been designated as a 'Plant for Pollinators' by the Royal Horticultural Society, so you can rest assured that you're doing your bit to help out Britain's busy bees.
Ensure that you plant at the depth specified above. If planted too deep the bulb may rot and the shoot will emerge late, while if it's too shallow it will emerge unevenly and produce spindly growth.
Once the shoot emerges, watering thoroughly and regularly will help encourage growth.
Fertiliser isn't necessary, but will help with blooms. Simply apply slow release fertiliser when planting in autumn, or alternatively apply liquid fertiliser when the growing season starts in early spring.
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