20 x 'Prins Claus' Crocus Species Bulbs

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20 x 'Prins Claus' Crocus Species Bulbs
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20 x 'Prins Claus' Crocus Species Bulbs

20 'Prins Claus' Crocus Species Bulbs

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.

Crocuses are ideal for naturalising a lawn or verge, and are also terrific additions to rockeries or containers. They will grow in a wide range of soils provided there is good drainage. They like sunshine though the flowers will last longer in partial shade. When planting, it is advisable to place wire netting just under the soil surface to prevent mice or squirrels eating the corms.

Variety Information

Flowering Period February-March
Flowering Height 8cm (3in)
Position Full sun or partial shade
Flower Colour White with purple edges
Planting Period August onwards
Bulb Diameter 5cm+
Planting Depth 5cm (2in)
Planting Distance 5cm (2in)

Features

High bulb grade Our bulbs are sent directly from expert growers, based in the east of England, who select only the best bulbs, ensuring you get bumper blooms
Low maintenance
Attractive colouring
Ideal for naturalising
Designated as a 'Plant for Pollinators' by Royal Horticultural Society

Planting Tip

Add organic fertiliser when planting for larger blooms in spring
Optional Extras Selected items will be included with your purchase

Our bulbs are all harvested at just the right time to ensure they are of the best quality and size. With careful handling and specialised packaging, we can assure you that your bulbs will arrive in perfect condition.

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.

For a more detailed planting guide read our blog below:

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