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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.
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25 corms

50 corms

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Details:

Type
Perennial
Position
In Grass
Soil
Broad Tolerance
Flowers
February - March
Height
15cm (6in)
Group/Species
chrysanthus
Common name
Snow Crocus
Moisture
Well-drained
Aspect
Full Sun
Spread
Plant 8-10cm (3-4in) deep, 10cm (4in) apart.
Cultivation
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.

Description

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.

Care Tips

Can be naturalized easily in grass but wait until the foliage has died down in June to cut the grass.