SPECIE (BOTANICAL) CROCUS
|CATEGORY||Specie (Botanical) Crocus||HEIGHT||8 CM|
|DESCRIPTION||White Flowers with a hint of yellow and a yellow eye|
A hint of yellow and a yellow eye.
Specie crocus also know as snow crocus, bloom before the giant crocus and are a welcome sight in late winter/early spring, the colour combination, hardiness and early flowering make them a must. You will enjoy their bright colours and bunch-flowering habit. They multiple rapidly and bloom quite early to extend the crocus blooming season. This heirloom crocus opens its cheerful flowers. Originating in the early twenieth century, it is one of many hybrids that trace their ancestry to crocus chrysanthus and c.biflorus. As with all other crocuses, this tiny herbaceous perennial grows from a small bulb-like storage organ known as a corm.
“specie crocus snow bunting” has received the royal horticultural society’s award of garden merit (agm) which is for plants of outstanding excellence.
“snow bunting” has one to four white flowers with hints of yellow which arise on ankle-high, stalk-like floral tubes. Goblet-shaped when closed, the blossoms have five to seven vertical purple stripes on the exteriors of their three outer segments. In bright sun, the blooms open wide to reveal the white inner segments and a yellow eye. The floral tube is purplish-gray. Short, tufted, grassy leaves emerge with the flowers and go dormant by late spring.
Grow this beautiful little “bulb” in friable, well-drained soil and full or partial sun (when it is in leaf) they are not formal plants, but look best if grown in irregular patches and drifts. Group specie crocuses in rock gardens, mixed borders, or turfgrass, or containers. Plants often self-sow. This crocus is also good for forcing in pots to dimish winter doldrums.
Plant 7-10 cm deep and 5-10 cm apart.