Crocus

Crocus are the gems of the spring garden. Their stunning jewel like flowers are known for carpeting the grounds in woodlands and gardens up and down the UK. Varying in colour from pure white, through yellows to soft and subtle purples, there is a variety for everyone. One of the earliest corms to flower, they are always a sure way of telling spring is well and truly here. Planted en masse they create a stunning carpet display that is rivaled by no other.

Plant in autumn for a spring display. Certain varieties will even flower throughout the Winter and even in the Autumn! The rare and expensive spice saffron is harvested from one of these little beauties. It comes from the harvested stamens of Crocus Sativus, an Autumn flowering species.

Different varieties are available in stores from August onwards ready for planting in the garden in Autumn for that dazzling Spring display

  • CROCUS BLUE PEARL

    CROCUS BLUE PEARL

    ‘Blue pearl’ is a corm with a sweet fragrance perfect for placing in your garden. Each of the blooms have light lavender- blue flowers with a hint of white, inside the throat it has a buttery yellow center opening during spring. Grow in gritty, poor to moderately fertile soil in full sunlight.

    • Hardiness H6
    • Full sunlight
    • Yellow, white and blue
    • Exposed or sheltered
    • Well-drained soil
    • Soil type: loam, chalk, sand and clay

    This product is available at the following Garden centres:

    • Alexandra Palace Garden centre
    • Neals Nursery Garden centre
    • Woods of Berkhamsted Garden centre
    • Studley Green Garden centre
    • Sherfield On Loddon Garden centre
    £2.99
  • CROCUS DOROTHY

    CROCUS DOROTHY

    Crocus ‘Dorothy’ is a dainty flower with light/creamy yellow petals. The flower becomes in sight when it first appears in February to March. Perfect for rockeries or containers or planted under tall shrubs and trees in beds and boarders.

    • Season of interest: Winter
    • Yellow
    • Full sun/partial shade
    • Suitable for pots and containers
    • Soil type: moderately fertile, well drained
    • Mature height 6cm

    This product is available at the following Garden centres:

    • Alexandra Palace Garden centre
    • Neals Nursery Garden centre
    • Woods of Berkhamsted Garden centre
    • Studley Green Garden centre
    • Sherfield On Loddon Garden centre
    £2.99
  • CROCUS GOLDILOCKS

    CROCUS GOLDILOCKS

    ‘Goldilocks’ crocus are dwarf, deciduous perennials growing from a corm. Each linear leave usually has a silvery central stripe and goblet shaped head. Has attractive golden-yellow flowers each feathered with a central blotch of grey/brown on the outer tepals. Grow in gritty, poor to moderately fertile soil in containers.

    • Yellow
    • Hardiness: H6
    • Keep exposed or sheltered
    • Full sunlight
    • Well-drained soil
    • No pruning required
    • 10cm tall

    This product is available at the following Garden centres:

    • Alexandra Palace Garden centre
    • Neals Nursery Garden centre
    • Woods of Berkhamsted Garden centre
    • Studley Green Garden centre
    • Sherfield On Loddon Garden centre
    £2.99
  • CROCUS ORANGE MONARCH

    CROCUS ORANGE MONARCH

    A beautiful mixture of bright orange and purple/black stripes is sure to stand out even on dull days. Plant for September to December 5cm deep and 5cm apart. Plant in groups for the best effect.

    • Season of interest: Winter
    • Orange
    • Suitable for growing in pots and containers
    • Plant in sunny/partial shade
    • Moderately fertile, well-drained soil
    • Mature height 6cm

    This product is available at the following Garden centres:

    • Alexandra Palace Garden centre
    • Neals Nursery Garden centre
    • Woods of Berkhamsted Garden centre
    • Studley Green Garden centre
    • Sherfield On Loddon Garden centre
    £4.99
  • CROCUS PRINS CLAUS TP

    CROCUS PRINS CLAUS TP

    ‘Crocus Prins Claus’  is a beautiful spring flower with white flowers, marked with bold dark purple on the outer face to each of the petals. Requires well-drained soil and a sunny location. Plant at least 5-6cm deep during early summer or late autumn. Sometimes a fragrant flower in Autumn and early spring.

    • Lilac and white
    • Plant in a sunny area
    • Keep exposed or sheltered
    • Hardiness H6
    • Well-drained soil
    • Height 10cm

    This product is available at the following Garden centres:

    • Alexandra Palace Garden centre
    • Neals Nursery Garden centre
    • Woods of Berkhamsted Garden centre
    • Studley Green Garden centre
    • Sherfield On Loddon Garden centre
    £2.99
  • CROCUS RUBY GIANT

    CROCUS RUBY GIANT

    ‘Ruby giant’ has reddish-purple flowers standing only 10cm tall. During spring they slowly begin to open up showing a bright orange stigma. This plant requires a well-drained and sunny location. Plant at least 5-6cm deep during late summer or early autumn.

    • Prefers full sunlight
    • Keep exposed or sheltered
    • Hardiness H6
    • Well-drained soil
    • Height 10cm
    • Soil types: Chalk, clay, sand and loam

    This product is available at the following Garden centres:

    • Alexandra Palace Garden centre
    • Neals Nursery Garden centre
    • Woods of Berkhamsted Garden centre
    • Studley Green Garden centre
    • Sherfield On Loddon Garden centre
    £2.99
  • CROCUS SPRING BEAUTY

    CROCUS SPRING BEAUTY

    ‘Spring Beauty’ has soft lilac petals with outer petals which are almost white. They look stunning when they appear during late winter especially when planted in generous drifts or containers on a windowsill. Plant at least 10cm deep during September or October.

    • Full sunlight
    • Gritty, moderately fertile, well-drained soil
    • Rate of growth: average
    • Flowering period: February-March
    • Fully hardy

    This product is available at the following Garden centres:

    • Alexandra Palace Garden centre
    • Neals Nursery Garden centre
    • Woods of Berkhamsted Garden centre
    • Studley Green Garden centre
    • Sherfield On Loddon Garden centre
    £2.99
  • SATIVUS

    SATIVUS

    Crocus are a dwarf, deciduous perennials which grow from a corm. Each of the leaves have a silver central stripe also producing large flowers with pale purple and a red stigma. Requires a sunny location with free-draining site in the boarder.

    • Purple
    • Full sunlight
    • Hardiness H6
    • Keep exposed or sheltered
    • Well-drained soil

    This product is available at the following Garden centres:

    • Alexandra Palace Garden centre
    • Neals Nursery Garden centre
    • Woods of Berkhamsted Garden centre
    • Studley Green Garden centre
    • Sherfield On Loddon Garden centre
    £2.99