Crocus Tommasinianus Barr's Purple Bulb
Crocus Tommasinianus Barr's Purple Bulb

Crocus Tommasinianus Barr's Purple Bulb


Delivery: End Aug to Feb

Amethyst violet, lilac to white base.
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Bulb Size (cm) 5 - 7cm
Colour Lilac, Purple, White
Delivery period End Aug to Feb
Garden Position Sun
Hardiness Hardy
Height 10 cm
Month of Blooming February, March (Early)
Planting Density (per square m) 150-200
Planting Depth 10cm
Planting Position Front border
Planting Time Autumn, Winter
Scented No
Special Features Bee and Pollinator Friendly, Naturalising
Suitable for Pots Yes
Type of Soil Moderately Fertile, Well Drained

Crocus Tommasinianus Barr's Purple is a remarkable flower that graces our gardens with its delicate beauty and vibrant purple hue. Crocus Tommasinianus are a species native to southeastern Europe. An early flowering spring bulb to begin the spring season with. 

Growing and Caring for Tommasinanus Crocus:

  • The Barr’s Purple Crocus will grow to 10cm tall
  • They flowers in late February and early March
  • Crocus are easy to grow, just place them in well draining soil in a sunny or semi-shaded position. 
  • They love the sun and will open really wide once the early spring sun warms them up. 
  • You can even plant them in your lawn. They flower before you need to make the first mow in March-April. 
  • Barr’s Purple are hardy bulbs that will return for numerous years.
  • You can leave them in the soil undisturbed.
  • They makes a great food source for early rising bees.


Plant in a pot to showcase its elegant, cup-shaped petals and exquisite violet-purple color. Watch as these flowers emerge from the winter's slumber, heralding the arrival of spring with their graceful presence.

Species Crocus are small and early but they are packed full of vibrant colour. Consider planting under early daffodils or along side species iris



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