Crocus vernus 'Flower Record'

One of my favourite bulbs to plant as a top layer in a container (just below the surface) which flowers well before tulips to bring the cheer of spring a good 6 weeks early. More
25 corms 261145-25 £6.50 In stock
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One of my favourite bulbs to plant as a top layer in a container (just below the surface) which flowers well before tulips to bring the cheer of spring a good 6 weeks early.

Its leaves grow after the flowers and are brilliant for their arching elegance with the tulips.

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Genus Crocus
Group/Species vernus
Variety Flower Record
Type Hardy Perennial Bulb
Common Name Crocus
Border Position Container, Front, Ground Cover
Bulb Size 8/9

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Soil Type Acid, Alkaline, Chalky, Clay, Fertile, Neutral, Sandy
Scent Unscented
Site Exposed, Full Sun
Moisture Well-drained
Height 10cm (4in)
Spacing Plant 8-10cm (3-4in) deep, 10cm (4in) apart.
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Plant outdoors September-November.
Care Tips Can be naturalized easily in grass but wait until the foliage has died right back before cutting the grass. Remove cormlets when dormant or propagate by division of clumps.
Flowering March
Vase Life These will only last a couple of days in the vase, but are wonderful nonetheless.
Harvesting Flowers in March
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 vernus 'Flower Record' reviews

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Joanna

Lovely colour, flowered well.

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Reviewed 30th June 2019 by David

Broken on arrival after week
Aslo one dahliatuber failed to grow

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Reviewed 26th June 2019 by Kathy

Really pretty flowers - the rabbits loved them too, unfortunately!

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Reviewed 26th June 2019 by Carole