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Crocus tommasinianus Whitewell Purple is the paler of the named clones we offer with pale silvery mauve coloured petals over silver lined leaves. Even when closed the sturdy stems hold the flower heads up above the leaves.The species C.tommasinianus is native to Southern Hungary, NW Bulgaria and Bosnia and Herzegovina, where it is found in deciduous woods. This variety will seed easily and naturalise readily. It will flower early in spring, and is attractive to those insects that are already out and about.
Crocus tommasinianus Whitewell Purple cormlets should be planted 3" (8cm) deep in well-drained soil and although loving the sun is happy in more shade than most crocuses. It is best arranged in small groups of 3/5 about 2" (5cm) apart and repeated at bigger intervals. It is somewhat difficult to plant in grass due to its small size but they will nevertheless seed freely into late mown grass. Its capacity for spreading means it may not be a wise choice for a rock garden, but otherwise it will establish itself wherever it is put.
Height 4" (10cm)