The flowers of crocus Prins Claus are just stunning when they open in the early spring. The large white flowers that are pale blue inside are very striking. Crocus Prins Claus will flower just after snowdrops so are ideal for a succession of spring colour. They are a little smaller than the dutch/large flowering crocus and also flower earlier in January/February. These crocus are some of the earliest bulbs to flower and as such they welcome in the spring after those long winter days.
Cultivate soils to a depth of 10-15cms and plant bulbs as per the growing information below. Specie crocus naturalise really well and can be grown in most soils that are free draining. Happy planted in full sun or semi shade, borders, rockeries, under trees and shrubs and superb in containers. Ideally grown in soils that are humus rich and free draining. In heavier soils such as clay, cultivate the top layer of soil and add grit and well rotted humus which will help to provide the drainage that they need. They naturalise really well and will spread out to cover a wide area. A lovely group of bulbs that are ideal to grow in semi to full shade, in the borders/garden or in containers. They bring early colour to the garden, flowering in January/February and of course they work well with many plants and bulbs.
Specie crocus will benefit from using bulb starter when planting in the first year.
Remember to feed well during the leaf and flowering stage to ensure they grow and bulk up well for subsequent years growth.
They work really well when planted with dwarf daffodils, other specie crocus and Anemone Blandas.
Flowering Height: 2-4″ (5-10cm)
Flowering Period: January-March
Soil type: All free draining humus rich soils.
Aspect: Full sun or partial shade.
Scented: No significant scent.
Planting Depth: 5cms
Spacing: 5cms apart.
Full growing instructions provided.
New season bulbs will be dispatched from September onwards.