The lovely deep lilac-purple blooms of Crocus tommasinianus ‘Whitwell Purple’ stand up well to early spring weather. It is also one of the best for naturalising.
Height: 10 cm
Month: February – March
Light: full sun, partial shade
Soil: sand, clay, loam, chalk – well draining, gritty, moderately fertile
Bulb size: 5cm+
Beautiful deep purple buds open to flowers with bright orange anthers on this species crocus. Goes well with native primroses.
Care: plant 10cm deep in autumn. Plant in naturalistic-looking clusters. If planting in grass, do not mow until foliage has died off.