Crocus chrysanthus 'Fuscotinctus'

This is a tiny crocus, its three outer petals' exterior brushed with dark, mahogany crimson which runs on down the stem, opening to the brilliant gold-orange of the three inner petals. More
25 corms 261519-25 £4.50

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This is a tiny crocus, its three outer petals’ exterior brushed with dark, mahogany crimson which runs on down the stem, opening to the brilliant gold-orange of the three inner petals. The contrast between these two blocks of colour looks fantastic in splendid isolation in a pot, and in grass. It’s a very early flowerer from February, one of the reasons I love it — its tiny trumpets showing up clearly with the grass still short.

Genus Crocus
Group/Species chrysanthus
Variety Fuscotinctus
Type Perennial
Common Name Snow Crocus
Border Position In Grass
Bulb Size 5/+

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Soil Type Broad Tolerance
Scent Lightly scented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Well-drained
Height 15cm (6in)
Spacing Plant 8-10cm (3-4in) deep, 10cm (4in) apart.
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Plant in a gritty, poor to moderately fertile soil. Ideal for growing in grass where the early blooms can be appreciated. Plant 10cm (4in) deep to deter mice from digging them up.
Care Tips Can be naturalized easily in grass but wait until the foliage has died down in June to cut the grass.
Flowering February - March
Vase Life These will only last a couple of days in the vase, but are wonderful nonetheless.
Harvesting Flower production: 2 months
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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Crocus chrysanthus 'Fuscotinctus' reviews

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Reviewed 24th August 2019 by Karen

I'm sure they'll be great but they aren't here yet!