Species Crocus Tricolor, SNOW CROCUS BULBS, bloom spring
Tricolor Snow Crocus. A spectacular little beauty that blooms with large showy flowers. Also known as Snow Crocus or specie Crocus. The lilac-blue petals have a white band at their base and bright yellow throat.
What they lack in size, Crocus sieberi 'Tricolor' will make up for in its display of multiple colours. The name says there are three colours – blue, white and orange – but sometimes there’s a fourth that seems to sneak quietly onto the inside edges of the wide-open cup. The fourth colour is a delightful pinkish lilac which softens the contrast created by the bright orange cup base ringed with snowy white which bleeds into dark lavender blue.
When the weather’s dull and Crocus sieberi 'Tricolor' refuses to open her flower, the closed bloom will still provide a touch of sunshine from its sunny yellow-orange tubular base
- Position: full sun
- Soil: gritty, poor to moderately fertile, well-drained soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: February and March
- Flower colour: purple-Wite
- Other features: slender, strap-shaped, mid-green leaves
- Hardiness: fully hardy
- Bulb size: 8/9
Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Plant corms about 2-3" deep and 2-3" apart in the fall. If planted in the lawn, crocuses should be grouped and left unmowed until foliage yellows in late spring.
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