Crocus specie sieberi subsp. sublimis Tricolor is a very attractive crocus and as the name suggests has three colours on it’s petals. The outer is a lovely deep lilac blue with a white marginated yellow centre. Sieber’s crocus is also referred to as the Cretan crocus or snow crocus and originates from the Peloponnese to southern Albania.
Cultivate soils to a depth of 10-15cms and plant bulbs as per the growing information below. Specie crocus naturalise really well and can be grown in most soils that are free draining. Happy planted in full sun or semi shade, borders, rockeries, under trees and shrubs and superb in containers. Ideally grown in soils that are humus rich and free draining. In heavier soils such as clay, cultivate the top layer of soil and add grit and well rotted humus which will help to provide the drainage that they need. They naturalise really well and will spread out to cover a wide area. A lovely group of bulbs that are ideal to grow in semi to full shade, in the borders/garden or in containers. They bring early colour to the garden, flowering in January/February and of course they work well with many plants and bulbs.
Specie crocus will benefit from using bulb starter when planting in the first year.
Remember to feed well during the leaf and flowering stage to ensure they grow and bulk up well for subsequent years growth.
They work really well when planted with dwarf daffodils, other specie crocus and Anemone Blandas.
Flowering Height: 2-4″ (5-10cm)
Flowering Period: January-March
Soil type: All free draining humus rich soils.
Aspect: Full sun or partial shade.
Scented: No significant scent.
Planting Depth: 5cms
Spacing: 5cms apart.
Full growing instructions provided.
New season bulbs will be dispatched from September onwards.