Autumn Crocus ‘Albus’

Crocus speciosus subsp. speciosus ‘Albus’

Autumn Crocus ‘Albus’

Crocus speciosus subsp. speciosus ‘Albus’
Merry autumn
This ‘Albus’ autumn crocus is incredibly elegant. The orange pistils beautifully contrast with the bright white flowers. It also combines very well with purple species, for example. Autumn colours can be found anywhere outside this time of year.

It is best to plant the autumn crocus in your garden in July or August. The flower blossoms between September and November. With the proper care, it will bloom year after year!
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Specifications:
Latin name: Crocus speciosus subsp. speciosus ‘Albus’
Delivery type: Supplied as bulb or tuber
Guarantee: 1 year growth and flowering guarantee
Color: White
Preferred location: Sun, Half shadow, Shadow
Green stayer: No
Leafs all year: No
Hardy plants: Yes
Self polinating: No
Edible: No
Scented: Not Scented
Grafted: No
Cutting flowers: No
Flowering: September - October
Growing Height: 10 - 15 cm
Planting distance: 5 - 8 cm
Planting depth: 6 - 8 cm
Bulb circumference: 7 - 8 cm
Planting+

What do I need?

  • Small spade or bulb planter
  • Watering can
  • Fresh potting soil and hydro grains (for pots or planters)

How do I plant the crocus?
It’s best to plant the crocus as soon as possible after receipt. Plant it directly into the ground, in a flower pot or in a spacious planter. The crocus grows best in loose, well-drained soil. A sheltered spot in the sun or semi-shade will do just fine.

The crocus should be planted at a depth of 3 times the height of the bulb. For instance, if the crocus bulb is 5 cm high it should be planted at a depth of 15 cm. The distance between small bulbs is 5 - 8 cm and 10 - 15 cm between larger ones.

Planting can be done in spring as well as in autumn. Use a small spade or a special bulb planter for planting. Plant the bulb with the tip up and the roots down.

How do I plant the crocus in a pot or planter?
Put a layer of hydro grains on the bottom of a decorative pot. Place the flower bulb in the potting soil at the right depth. Water immediately after planting. A crocus in a pot is not frost hardy. So put a layer of bubble wrap on the inside of the pot or put it inside before frost sets in.

Planting the crocus in the garden
Find a suitable place in the border or create a flowerbed. Loosen the soil well and divide the tulip bulbs across the surface. That can be done in groups of 6 or spread out evenly. Plant the crocus as indicated above, water immediately, and don't walk on the freshly planted area.

Care+

What do I need?

  • Watering can

How do I care for the crocus?
The crocus doesn't require a lot of care. Water well during dry spells. Make sure the soil doesn't become too moist. Remove dead flower stems so all the energy goes to the bulb. Clip off the crocus's leaves once they turn yellow. During frost, put the pot inside in a cool area at a temperature above freezing. Cover the soil with leaves when the bulb is planted in the garden.

Extra+

This charming crocus with its snow-white flowers will really brighten up your garden or patio in the autumn. The low growing cormous plant looks lovely growing in flower pots or window-boxes. The botanical autumn crocus has smaller flowers than other crocus but their finesse is superb. Look carefully into the centre and admire the thick sunny yellow stamens. Crocuses planted in the ground are frost and snow resistant.

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