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 crocus 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 display that is rivaled by no other.

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

  • Crocus Blue Pearl Taylors Bulbs

    ‘Blue Pearl’ is a yellow throated Crocus with white flowers featuring a soft, silvery, lilac-blue sheen on the outer petals. The flowers are framed by slender, strap-like green-grey leaves. A versatile and easy to grow plant, they are suitable for naturalising in grass or planting within a rock garden or shrub border. They prefer being placed in well drain soil with full sun.

    When planting, plant in tight clusters to form a naturalistic drift. Plant 10cm deep where they can be left undisturbed for several years. Keep an eye out for mice or squirrel damage. This can sometime be relieved by laying chicken wire over the bulbs before you cover them with soil. If you are growing these in grass, avoid mowing the lawn until the leaves have completely died back.

    Perfect for encouraging pollinating insects into your garden.

    Winner of the prestigious RHS Award of Garden Merit.

    Height: 8cm

    Spread: 5cm

    Flowering: February- March

    One bag contains 20 bulbs.

     

     

    This product is available at the following Garden Centres:

    • Alexandra Palace Garden Centre
    • Neals Nursery Garden Centre
    • Woods of Berkhamstead Garden Centre
    £2.99
  • Crocus Dorothy Taylors Bulbs

    ‘Dorothy’ produces dainty goblet shaped flowers in sweet honey yellow and shaded bronze outer petals. This sunny and bright flower is a welcomed sight when it first appears in February to March.

    They will herald the brighter days to come in spring, perfect to accompany rockeries or within containers. They are delicate flowers that will thrive if planted under tall shrubs and trees, or beds and borders. A pure delight, especially when left undisturbed; watch them thrive and multiply year after year.

    Plant your bulbs from September to December, 5cm deep and 5cm apart. They can be planted under trees, under shrubs, in borders or containers. Appreciate their best visual display when planted in groups.

    Leave undisturbed after flowering and they will continue blooming for years.

    Height: 6cm

    Spread: 5cm

    Flowering: February-March

    One bag contains 20 bulbs.

     

     

     

    This product is available at the following Garden Centres:

    • Alexandra Palace Garden Centre
    • Neals Nursery Garden Centre
    • Woods of Berkhamstead Garden Centre
    £2.99
  • Crocus Goldilocks Taylors Bulbs

    Golden yellow flowers. RHS Award winner. Bee friendly

    £2.99
  • CROCUS ORANGE MONARCH

    £4.99
  • Crocus Prins Claus Taylors Bulbs

    ‘Pins Claus’ is a ravishing Crocus that produces large, white flowers delicately striped with blue-purple blotches and a golden yellow heart.  Blooming occurs from late winter to early spring with the calyx shaped flowers opening only when the sun shines or when there is a lot of light. They close again when the night comes, or there is rainy weather.

    Crocus bulbs that remain in the ground will always bloom earlier than ones that are planted in the previous year.

    They grow to a height of up to 10cm and naturalise perfectly, coming back year after year. Easy to grow in average, well drained soils with full sun to partial shade.

    The perfect choice for an early flowering bed, border, lawn, under trees, in front of shrubs or along pathways; they are spectacular when planted in large drifts, especially if planted 100-150 corms.

    If planted in lawns, the grass should not be mowed until six weeks after the crocus have bloomed. If mowed earlier than this, the newly formed cormlets will not become large enough to flower next year.

    Height: 6cm

    Spread: 5cm

    Flowering: February-March

    One bag contains 12 bulbs.

     

     

     

    This product is available at the following Garden Centres:

    • Alexandra Palace Garden Centre
    • Neals Nursery Garden Centre
    • Woods of Berkhamstead Garden Centre
    £2.99
  • Crocus Ruby Giant Taylors Bulbs

    ‘Ruby Giant’ is a delightful, deep-purple Crocus that blooms from February to March amongst narrow mid-green leaves. This early spring-flowering crocus is one of the best for naturalising within grass. This variety is larger and more robust than other varieties, and stands up well to winter weather, dying back gracefully once it has flowered.

    They are perfect for encouraging vital pollinating insects into your garden; like butterflies and bees.

    Plant your bulbs in naturalistic drifts 10cm deep in September to October. Where the bulbs are planted in grass, be sure to not cut the lawn until the leaves have died back.

    Height: 7cm

    Spread: 5cm

    Flowering: February – March

    One bag contains 20 bulbs.

     

     

     

    This product is available at the following Garden Centres:

    • Alexandra Palace Garden Centre
    • Neals Nursery Garden Centre
    • Woods of Berkhamstead Garden Centre
    £2.99
  • Crocus Spring Beauty Taylors Bulbs

    ‘Spring Beauty’ Crocus produces buds that appear to resemble a Rembrandt Tulip. The outer petals feature a white base; they are feathered and veined with the deepest purple. The inner petals are revealed when the flower opens to display their lovely mauve colouring.

    Crocus are often the first flowers to bloom in the garden and feel like the true heralds of spring. Delicate and easy to grow, they are just as attractive as closed buds, as much as they are when they’re open.

    Plant your bulbs from September to December, approximately 5cm deep and 5cm apart. They can be planted under trees, under shrubs, or in borders and containers. You will be able to appreciate their best visual display if planted in groups. Leave undisturbed after flowering and they will bloom year after year.

    Height: 6cm

    Spread: 5cm

    Flowering: February- May

    One bag contains 12 bulbs.

     

     

     

    This product is available at the following Garden Centres:

    • Alexandra Palace Garden Centre
    • Neals Nursery Garden Centre
    • Woods of Berkhamstead Garden Centre
    £2.99