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  1. Crocus Chrysanthus Cream Beauty
    Crocus Chrysanthus Cream Beauty
    • £6.25 for 25
    • £57.50 for 250
  2. Crocus Chrysanthus Fuscotinctus Bulb
    Crocus Chrysanthus Fuscotinctus Bulb
    • £5.25 for 25
    • £47.50 for 250
  3. Crocus Chrysanthus Ladykiller
    Crocus Chrysanthus Ladykiller
    • £9.00 for 25
    • £85.00 for 250
  4. Crocus Chrysanthus Prince Claus
    Crocus Chrysanthus Prince Claus
    • £7.00 for 25
    • £65.00 for 250
  5. Crocus Chrysanthus Romance Bulb
    Crocus Chrysanthus Romance Bulb
    • £4.00 for 25
    • £35.00 for 250
  6. Crocus Chrysanthus Snowbunting Bulb
    Crocus Chrysanthus Snowbunting Bulb
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    • £65.00 for 250
  7. Crocus Etruscus Zwanenburg Bulb
    Crocus Etruscus Zwanenburg Bulb
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  8. Crocus Ivory Princess
    Crocus Ivory Princess
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  9. Crocus Orange Monarch
    Crocus Orange Monarch
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  10. Crocus Sieberi Firefly Bulb
    Crocus Sieberi Firefly Bulb
    • £3.25 for 25
    • £27.50 for 250
  11. Crocus Sieberi Tricolor Bulb
    Crocus Sieberi Tricolor Bulb
    • £5.00 for 25
    • £45.00 for 250
  12. Crocus Species Mixture
    Crocus Species Mixture
    • £4.75 for 25
    • £42.50 for 250
  13. Crocus Striped Bird
    Crocus Striped Bird
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  14. Crocus Tommasinianus Barr's Purple Bulb
    Crocus Tommasinianus Barr's Purple Bulb
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  15. Crocus Tommasinianus Bulb
    Crocus Tommasinianus Bulb
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  16. Crocus Tommasinianus Hummingbird
    Crocus Tommasinianus Hummingbird
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  17. Crocus Tommasinianus Lilac Beauty
    Crocus Tommasinianus Lilac Beauty
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  18. Crocus Tommasinianus Roseus
    Crocus Tommasinianus Roseus
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  19. Crocus Tommasinianus Ruby Giant
    Crocus Tommasinianus Ruby Giant
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  20. Crocus Tommasinianus Whitewell Purple Bulb
    Crocus Tommasinianus Whitewell Purple Bulb
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    • £37.50 for 250
  21. Crocus Yalta Bulb
    Crocus Yalta Bulb
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  22. Dutch Crocus Flower Record
    Dutch Crocus Flower Record
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    • £70.00 for 250
  23. Dutch Crocus Grand Maitre
    Dutch Crocus Grand Maitre
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    • £60.00 for 250
  24. Dutch Crocus Jeanne D' Arc
    Dutch Crocus Jeanne D' Arc
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    • £60.00 for 250
  25. Dutch Crocus Mixture
    Dutch Crocus Mixture
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    • £70.00 for 250
  26. Dutch Crocus Pickwick
    Dutch Crocus Pickwick
    • £6.50 for 25
    • £60.00 for 250
  27. Dutch Crocus Yellow Mammoth
    Dutch Crocus Yellow Mammoth
    • £7.75 for 25
    • £72.50 for 250
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Spring is a time of great anticipation, as flowers begin to bloom and gardens come back to life after the long winter months. A vibrant spring flowering bulb that is a must-have in any garden is the stunning crocus.

At Peter Nyssen, we stock a variety of top-quality crocus bulbs to add a vibrant burst of colour and unique character to your garden in early spring. Whether you're looking for the rich purples of the Dutch crocus grand maitre or the cheerful yellows of crocus chrysanthus, we have a wide selection of crocus bulbs to enhance your outdoor space. Browse our stunning collection of crocus bulbs online today or take a look at our wider range of bulbs to plant in autumn for the ultimate selection.

Why should you choose autumn flowering crocuses?

Crocus bulbs offer a host of benefits making them a popular choice among gardening enthusiasts, here are some of the benefits of crocuses:


Early bloomers: As one of the first flowers to bloom in spring, crocus bulbs bring a much-needed splash of colour to the end-of-winter landscapes


Variety of colours: Crocus bulbs bloom in an array of vibrant colours, including purple, yellow, white and even striped varieties, adding a dynamic element to any garden.


Low maintenance: These hardy bulbs require minimal care once planted, making them perfect for both novice gardeners and those with busy schedules.


Naturalisers: Crocus bulbs are excellent naturalisers. This means they spread and multiply over time, creating a beautiful, self-sustaining patch of blooms.


Versatile: Crocus bulbs are versatile and can be grown in garden beds, containers, or even naturalised in lawns, offering a variety of planting options.


Tolerant to cold weather: Spring flowering crocus bulbs are hardy and can withstand winter temperatures.


Disease Resistant: Crocus bulbs are generally resistant to diseases.

Stephen’s Crocus bulb top picks

Stephen Teeuw is the 3rd generation of his family to work in the flower bulb industry; he grows hundreds of varieties of new bulbs each year. Here are the crocus bulbs that he would recommend you consider for your garden:

  • Jean D’Arc: I have these pure white crocuses naturalising in the wild area of my garden seamlessly taking over from the white of my snowdrops. 
  • Pickwick: I’ve long been entranced by the markings on these white and purple flowers which seem electric when the low spring sun shines through the petals.
  • Sieberi Tricolour: Blue, white and yellow are cheerfully displayed when these tiny crocuses open up. Species crocus can be used to great effect when planted densely, they may be small but they make up got it with their vibrancy.

How to plant Crocus Corms

How to plant and maintain crocus bulbs

To get the best results from your crocus bulbs, care must be taken to ensure that the bulbs are planted in the best conditions to thrive, such as:

  • Plant crocus bulbs in late summer or early autumn, about 4-6 weeks before the ground freezes.
  • Choose a sunny or partially shaded spot with well-draining soil.
  • Loosen the soil and remove any weeds. Incorporate organic matter or compost to improve drainage and fertility.
  • Plant the bulbs about 8cm deep and space them 5cm apart. Plant with the pointed end facing upward.
  • Keep the soil slightly moist during the growing season, especially in the early stages. Avoid overwatering to prevent bulb rot.
  • Apply a layer of organic mulch to help retain moisture and suppress weed growth.
  • Every 3-4 years, dig up crowded clumps after the foliage has withered. Separate the bulbs and replant them to maintain vigour and enhance flowering.
  • Squirrels, mice and birds may dig up or eat the bulbs. Protective netting or wire mesh can be used to deter them.
  • Remove faded flowers to encourage better bulb development for the following year.
  • Allow the foliage to die back naturally. This allows the bulbs to store energy for next year's growth.

For guidance on how to get the best from your crocuses, take a look at our crocus planting guide.

Why choose Peter Nyssen bulbs?

  • We are a friendly, family-run business with more than 60 years of experience
  • We offer bulk prices and free delivery for orders over £100
  • We supply flower bulbs in quantities large and small, for all types of gardeners from the cottage potterer to the professional landscaper 
  • With a range of colours and varieties available, you'll be spoilt for choice.

FAQs

How do I protect my crocus bulbs from pests and animals?

To protect crocus bulbs from pests like squirrels, mice, and birds, consider using protective netting or wire mesh over the planting area. Another effective method is to plant the bulbs deeper than usual and cover the soil with mulch to deter digging. Using natural repellents, like blood meal or cayenne pepper, around the planting site can also help keep pests away.

Can crocuses be forced to bloom indoors?

Yes, crocuses can be forced to bloom indoors. To do this, plant the bulbs in pots with well-draining soil and chill them in a refrigerator for about 10-12 weeks. After the chilling period, place the pots in a sunny location indoors, and they should start to bloom within a few weeks.

What is the best way to store crocus bulbs if I can't plant them immediately?

If you cannot plant your crocus bulbs immediately, store them in a cool, dry place with good air circulation. Avoid storing them in plastic bags, as this can cause moisture buildup and lead to rot. Paper bags or mesh bags are better options for storage.

Can crocuses be grown in containers, and if so, what is the best way to do this?

Yes, crocuses can be grown in containers. Choose a pot with good drainage and fill it with well-draining soil. Plant the bulbs about 8 cm deep and space them 5 cm apart. Keep the soil slightly moist and place the container in a sunny or partially shaded spot. Overwinter the container in a sheltered area if your region experiences severe cold.

How do I naturalise crocuses in my lawn for a natural look?

To naturalise crocuses in your lawn, scatter the bulbs randomly and plant them where they fall to achieve a natural look. Ensure the lawn is well-draining and choose a spot that gets plenty of sunlight. Plant the bulbs about 8 cm deep with a dibber or cut an envelope in the turf. Allow the foliage to grow and die back naturally before mowing the lawn in the spring.

Need more help?

If you're having trouble choosing from our gorgeous selection of Crocuses, our autumn planting collection provides a diverse range at great value. With their early blooming period, variety of colours, low maintenance needs and versatile uses, they are sure to bring joy and beauty to your outdoor space.


For the best results, it’s essential to plant crocuses under optimal conditions. For tips on enhancing the beauty of your crocuses, check out our detailed crocus planting guide.


Please contact us if you have any questions. Don't hesitate to browse the range available online at Peter Nyssen this year and experience their magic for yourself. For help and advice, call our team on 0161 747 4000.

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