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Crocus chrysanthus Blue Pearl

Order Code: 78-12

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Crocus chrysanthus is found in Turkey and the Balkans and there are many different forms and hybrids in cultivation. In the wild they grew in turf or in sparse woods and like a well draining position in poor to moderately fertile soil, where they will not be disturbed. Crocus chrysanthus Blue Pearl has silvery blue petals with a yellow throat and soft lavender-blue outer tepals, 2-4 inches long. There are 5 to 7 grey-green leaves, each with a wide keel, produced with the flowers and still green after they have gone. Each corm may have up to 4 flowers. In UK conditions they need well drained soils with a summer drought, keeping the bulb dormant, dry and safe.

RHS Award of Garden Merit.

This plant/cultivar has been awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit because it has proved to be reliable in appropriate conditions and a good performing plant. 

Planting Instructions

Crocus chrysanthus Blue Pearl bulbs should be planted 3-4" (8-10cm) deep in gritty, well drained soil. in full spring sun. They look best in a small tight groups of 2 or 3 bulbs only 1.5" (3cm) apart repeated at larger intervals. Do beware of mice and squirrel attack which can be overcome with the use of buried mesh baskets.

Plant Details

Flowers    February/March
Height      4" (10cm)
Hardy

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