Vibrant royal purple flowers. Dutch Crocus 'Remembrance' is a delicate beauty to herald the spring.
Dutch Crocus are invaluable early flowers, they are among the first spring blooms to open (or the last of winter depending on where you live).
Once established, these delicate beauties can produce up to four flowers from a bulb. Dutch Crocus blooms are the largest of the Crocus, and they are one of the easiest to grow.
Choose a sunny spot with well drained soil. They will tolerate light shade, such as under deciduous trees, especially in more Temperate zones.
The bulbs of Dutch Crocus don't need to be lifted every year, if they are protected from the hot summer sun and have good drainage. If you allow them to naturalise like this, you will only dig and divide them after four or five years.
We advise you protect new growth of Dutch Crocus from slugs and snails and to fertilise annually in winter and spring.
Dutch Crocus grow best in cool to temperate climates. They look good in rockeries, beds and pots. Planting Dutch Crocus in a lawn beneath a deciduous tree will really create that wow factor. Thankfully the lawn does not grow very fast at that time of year, because the foliage takes around five weeks to fade and you shouldn't mow, so you will need to resist the urge to tidy! We mow a border around our patch which makes the whole thing appear like a feature as they fade.
Supplied as: Bulbs
Late winter to early spring
Full Sun to Light Shade