Autumn Flowering Crocuses
Autumn flowering crocuses give a boost to the fading autumn garden. When colours leach from the cooling earth, autumn crocuses provide that special something.
Their colours range from the pure white of the Colchicum Autumnale Album through to the soft lilac of the Colchicum Speciosum and deep purple of the Colchicum The Giant.
For the ardent cook in the house growing your own saffron, gathered from the stamen of the crocus sativis is a truly satisfying autumn harvest. Care should be taken when handling colchicum as contact with skin can cause some irritation. The autumn crocus bulbs themselves are toxic and should not be eaten.
When to Plant Autumn Flowering Crocuses
Autumn flowering crocuses should be planted in late summer or early September and bloom from September. Generally, crocuses are short lasting plants and will fade within two to three weeks, but will lie dormant until the spring when their leaves will appear and remain until the following autumn when they will flower again.
Where to Plant Autumn Flowering Crocuses
The flowers of crocuses are delicate so should be protected. Try planting them underneath low lying plants or even in the lawn to provide the best protection against the elements. The autumn crocus grows in a wide variety of sites from full sun to partial shade.
Why you should order your autumn flowering crocuses from Peter Nyssen
✔️We are a friendly, family run business with more than 60 years experience
✔️Our bulbs are packaged in compostable, starch based bags where possible
✔️We offer bulk prices and free delivery for orders over £100
✔️We supply flower bulbs in quantities large and small, for all types of gardener from the cottage potterer through to the professional landscaper
Browse our collection of autumn flowering crocuses now or for help and advice, call our team on 0161 747 4000.