Perhaps the easiest of crocuses to grow, these lovely blue flowers which are a shining silver-grey on the outside with bright yellow anthers, are one of the best to naturalise as they will self-seed readily and also increase by offsets. They do very well in short grass, are hardy throughout the British Isles and are always a welcome sight in late winter. They are also magnets for any insects that may be active so early in the year.
Sow seeds at any time, covering them very thinly with compost or grit, keeping the seed pot in a cool, well-lit spot outdoors. Artificial heat is not needed and can prevent germination so be very patient as many species will only germinate in the spring after chilling or freezing in the moist seed pot in the winter. Grow on individual seedlings in small pots until of sufficient size to be potted on or planted out into the open ground.
Common name:Woodland Crocus, Tommies
Classification:Hardy bulb, Hardy perennial
Packet Content:10 (Approx)