The following Crocus vary in flowering time from July until early September. We have planted them under perennials such as Salvia nemorosa and Origanum cultivars which are cut to the ground during late autumn. All the following are easy to accomodate and have the same cultivation needs. Plant the bulbs in a sunny spot about 5cm. below soil level in well drained soil. They probably will not be happy close to the coast nor in subtropical areas.
The cultivars of this species are amongst the most handsome of all Crocus. They are also very long flowering giving a good month’s display here at Lambley. Earlier flowering than the Dutch bred C. vernus hybrids they have a more pleasing form and beautiful markings.