Common Crocus 'Roseus' - BulbCrocus tommasinianus 'Roseus'
Woodland Crocus (Crocus tommasinianus 'Roseus') is richly flowering, bright and cheerful, and ideal for naturalising. As they flower so early, their pollen provides much-needed food for insects just emerging from hibernation. They can be planted in the garden as well as in pots and window boxes. This crocus flowers in a gorgeous mix of pink and white in February to March, plant in groups for best effect!Show more
Planting and flowering details
Show moreAs soon as possible after receiving the woodland crocus Tommasinianus 'Roseus' corms they can be planted in the garden, a flower pot or window-box. Plant the woodland crocus Tommasinianus 'Roseus' corms in a hole three times as big as the corms. A 2 cm corm should therefore be planted in a 6 cm hole. Distance between the crocus should be about 3 cm. Loosen the soil with a fork and plant the crocus with their points upwards. Refill the hole and avoid walking over the soil. For larger groups, prepare a wider hole and plant more corms in it. This woodland crocus Tommasinianus 'Roseus' grows best in loose, well-drained soil in the sun, semi-shade or in a shady position. The more crocus you plant, the better the effect from these delightful spring flowers. Plant in groups of at least 25 corms, or divide 25 to 50 or even more crocus evenly over the border, flower bed or lawn.
Woodland Crocus tommasinianus ‘Roseus’ in potsThe Woodland Crocus tommasinianus ‘Roseus’ also grows well in a pot or window-box. Make sure you use fresh potting compost and put a layer of gravel or hydro pellets in the base of the pot. Place the corms in a planting hole that is 3 times as deep as the size of the corm – a 2 cm corm should be planted in a 6 cm hole. Planting distance in a pot is about 2 cm. To protect the bulbs grown in a pot against frost, place the pot in a frost-free area or wrap in bubble wrap. Water during dry periods.
Show moreCrocus corms are suitable for naturalising so can remain in the same spot for years. After flowering, leave the foliage to die down naturally and cut back when it has turned yellow. This crocus also looks great planted in the lawn, but then only mow in the spring after the leaves have turned yellow. The following spring, the botanical crocuses will reward you once again with an abundance of colourful flowers.
Show moreThe crocus is one of the first harbinger's of spring in the garden. The charming flowers cheer up your garden or patio early in spring. The low growing cormus plant looks lovely growing in flower pots or window-boxes. The woodland crocus have smaller flowers than the larger flowering varieties. They are a spectacular sight when they are fully open displaying the thick sunny yellow stamens. This Crocus is frost and snow resistant.
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Latin name Crocus tommasinianus 'Roseus' Delivery type Supplied as bulb or tuber Guarantee 100% Growth and Flowering guarantee Light preference full sun , partial sun , full shade Scented not scented Flowers for cutting no Flowering period February - March Growing height 7 - 10 cm Planting distance 5 cm Planting depth 6 cm