Common Name: Dutch crocus
Skill Level: Beginner
Exposure: Full sun
Soil type: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Acidic, Chalky/alkaline, Moist
Flowering period: March to April
Dutch crocus is an ideal bulb to naturalise in grass. 'Pickwick' is a lovely variety with delicate white flowers, veined with deep purple. The flowers appear from spring to early summer but during mild winters they can bloom as early as February. When naturalising in grass, leave the grass uncut for six weeks after flowering to encourage self-seeding. Plant the bulbs 8cm to 10cm (3in to 4in) deep in autumn in a sunny position. C. vernus can tolerate poor to moderate soil as long as it is well drained.
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