Early Spring Flowering Crocus
The species, though smaller and a little earlier than the large flowering crocus, are just as colourful and ideal for naturalising.
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Known as ‘Cloth of Gold’, Crocus ‘Angustifolius’ is one of the oldest species of Crocus known, with records dating back to 1587.
Petals of brilliant deep orange-yellow are prominently marked with rich mahogany veins, creating a striking look when viewed up close, and when flowering as a sweeping golden carpet during February and March.
Native to Southern Ukraine and Armenia, Crocus ‘Angustifolius’ has been granted a prestigious Award of Garden Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society for its winning looks and excellent performance. This short-stemmed beauty attracts a host of early pollinators when it blooms each spring, wonderful planted in large patches or ribbons and as part of an early spring container display.
Pure white, long-lasting flowers open wide like petite waterlilies during March on delicate Crocus ‘Ard Schenk’.
Named after a famous speed skater from the Netherlands, these icy beauties are a wonderful welcome to spring when they flower as a ribbon of white through the border and naturalised in grassy areas.
The petals feature deep purple streaks on the outside and a glowing yellow throat. Rich golden stamens are held inside each cup, attracting pollinators from far and wide.
Can also be grown in containers and make a great addition to mixed spring pots as one of the first varieties to bloom.
Unusual, two-toned Crocus chrysanthus ‘Advance’ features petals in complimentary tones of creamy-yellow with lilac-mauve shading, beautifully ignited by glowing orange stamens.
The pretty, goblet-shaped blooms create a striking effect when grown as a swathe of rich colour running through open grassy areas and a colourful sweep near the front of spring borders.
A wonderful harbinger of spring, Crocus are often one of the first flowers to bloom during February and March. These delicate bulbs also make a great addition to pots and containers – plant them as a lower storey to Tulips, Hyacinths and Narcissi.
Chrys. Blue Pearl
Pretty Crocus chrysanthus ‘Blue Pearl’ is a stunning addition to spring gardens. Flowering during February and March, the delicate, pearlescent flowers appear white with a lilac-blue tinge and glowing yellow throats.
Brilliant golden stamens are held inside each dainty, goblet-like flower. The blooms are extremely attractive to bees and spring pollinators who feast on their nectar.
These celestial beauties have been granted an Award of Garden Merit by the Royal Horticultural Society for their performance, reliability and exquisite looks.
Scatter the bulbs and plant them where they fall for a naturalistic effect. Crocuses naturalise well in open grassy areas and sunny garden borders.
Chrys. Cream Beauty
Dainty, yet long-lasting Crocus chrysanthus ‘Cream Beauty’ is perfect for adding a touch of soft yellow to the garden in spring.
Opening up like creamy-white waterlilies in full sun, the cup-shaped flowers are shaded lilac on the outer petals and are flushed with a glowing ochre-yellow centre.
Blooming during February and March, Crocus ‘Cream Beauty’ adds a warm wash of soft colour when it emerges. Looks especially striking when grown as a drift through open grass. The small bulbs will spread and naturalise easily.
Prize-winning Crocus chrysanthus ‘Cream Beauty’ has been granted an Award of Garden Merit by the Royal Horticultural Society for vigour, reliability and stylish looks.
Charming Crocus chrysanthus ‘Dorothy’ bears glorious, sunshine yellow flowers with bronze feathering on the outer petals when it blooms in March.
Excellent for naturalising in open areas of grass, borders and rockeries, Crocus are often one of the first flowers to bloom in the garden and are a welcome sign of the abundance of spring colour, just around the corner.
Delicate Crocus will multiply easily in a sunny spot, or under the dappled shade of a mature tree and are adored by pollinators. Fertile soil and good drainage are recommended.
Free-flowering Crocus chrysanthus ‘Fuscotinctus’ opens up under the warmth of late winter sun - the tiny, delicate flowers comprised of 3 feathered plum-purple outer petals, and 3 smaller lemon-yellow petals.
The intricate beauty of these golden blooms must be viewed up close to appreciate their exquisite beauty, and when a sweeping mass of Fuscotinctus is in full bloom, they are a heavenly sight to behold.
This pretty heirloom Crocus is perfect for naturalising, attracting pollinators, and for adding a cheerful swathe or pop of yellow to the garden so early on in the year.
Pretty, primrose-yellow cups are shielded by an outer armour of bronzed plum on Crocus chrysanthus ‘Herald’.
Sometimes blooming as early as January from a bed of crisp snow, these delicate flowers are a welcome sign that spring is well on its way and are an important source of food for early pollinators.
Scatter the bulbs in an arc or drift through grass or in a sunny border and plant where they land for an organic look. Also great for pots and containers on the patio or garden table where the intricately marked petals can be viewed up close.
Unusual Crocus chrysanthus ‘Panda’ is a dramatic and dazzling variety, bearing two-toned blooms of white with a deep purple flame.
Flowering in March, this striking Crocus is ideal for naturalising in grassy areas, growing beneath the dappled shade of a mature tree and planting near the front of spring beds and borders. The eye-catching flowers look wonderful lit up against a backdrop of acid green foliage such as that of Euphorbia, and also make excellent container plants.
An important source of food for early pollinators, Crocus are often one of the first spring flowers to bloom and are a welcome sign of warmer, brighter days to come.
Chrys. Prins Claus
Snowy-white cups with deep violet blotches on their outer petals unfold during February and March, marking the beginning of spring on Crocus chrysanthus ‘Prins Claus’.
This unusual and eye-catching Crocus is excellent for planting amongst grassy areas, to bloom in ribbons or swathes in the open, or beneath a mature tree. Deep golden stamens inside the goblet-shaped flowers attract bees and hoverflies – these precious blooms are an important source of early nectar for pollinators.
Bulbs will multiply readily below ground, creating a warm and welcoming display year after year. Plant alone or amongst other colourful Crocus and Snowdrops for a vibrant show.
Pretty spring cups are creamy-yellow flushed apricot, with golden centres on Crocus chrysanthus ‘Romance’.
Inside each dainty flower is a cluster of powdery, sunshine yellow anthers – adored by bees and their pollinator friends who flock to feast on the nectar on bright days.
This delicate yellow Crocus looks best when planted in pretty clusters, dotted through grass, rockeries, and borders to herald the beginning of spring in February and March.
Bulbs will naturalise easily and multiply below ground, creating a warm and welcoming display year after year without fail. Plant alone or amongst other colourful Crocus for a vibrant spring show.
Large, goblet-shaped flowers of dazzling amethyst burst forth from grassy foliage in March and April on Crocus etruscus ‘Zwanenburg’.
The outer petals gleam in sunlight, thanks to a pretty pearlescent sheen, and a cluster of large glowing stamens sit at the centre of each cup, attracting pollinators from afar.
Plant the bulbs of these beautiful spring flowers in large groups to form striking patches and colourful swathes in your borders and rockeries. Also suitable for container planting but will naturalise best in open ground.
A prestigious Award of Garden Merit has been given to Crocus etruscus ‘Zwanenburg’ for its winning qualities and sensational looks.
Crocus Sieberi ‘Firefly’ is among the earliest Crocus to flower, from February onwards signalling the beginning of spring.
Soft violet-rose petals open up in warm sunshine to reveal a contrasting, glowing golden interior and cluster of stamens which are irresistible to bees. The charming goblet-shaped blooms close up at night and in wet weather, protecting their treasure inside.
Plant these spring beauties to flower in romantic ribbons and pretty swathes of colour, through grassy areas and borders. The bulbs will naturalise and multiply underground for an even richer display every year.
One of the finest Crocus for naturalising, tommasinianus produces glowing sapphire-lavender blooms between February and March each year.
This award-winning Crocus has been granted a prestigious Award of Garden Merit by the Royal Horticultural Society and is one of the first Crocus varieties to flower in late winter, sometimes miraculously emerging from a bed of snow.
Plant the bulbs in large groups to flower as a carpet of colour, attracting pollinators who are drawn to the goblet-like, lustrous flowers and golden stamens within.
Ideal for rockeries, borders, containers and open grassy areas where they will multiply best when left undisturbed.
Enchanting Crocus tommasinianus ‘Hummingbird’ produces upright goblets of soft lavender-blue during February and March each year.
One of the first Crocus to flower in late winter, this delightful new variety will illuminate spring gardens, adding a wash of subtle purple-blue hues to borders, rockeries and areas of open grass.
Brilliant for attracting pollinators who are drawn to the golden-yellow stamens within the pretty floral cups.
Plant the bulbs in large groups for a striking effect. Left undisturbed, the bulbs will naturalise easily in fertile well-drained soil, in a sunny spot in the garden.
Tommasinianus Ruby Giant
Striking Crocus tommasinianus ‘Ruby Giant’ produces vivid ruby-purple cups during February and March each year.
This outstanding, early flowering Crocus bursts into bloom seemingly overnight, when the weather is still chilly in late winter. The glorious flowers open up in bright sunshine and close up at night and during wet weather, protecting their precious golden stamens.
Wonderful for adding lively pops of colour at a time when the garden can be lacking in vibrance.
The bulbs can be planted in borders, rockeries and areas of open grass – fabulous in large drifts or patches. Left undisturbed, Crocus will naturalise easily in fertile well-drained soil, in a sunny spot in the garden.
Tommasinianus Whitewell Purple
Ideal for naturalising in grass, Crocus tommasinianus ‘Whitewell Purple’ forms lush carpets of soft reddish-purple with a silvery sheen, when it flowers during February and March.
A bewitching, early-spring Crocus ‘Whitewell Purple’ is very free-flowering, bursting into bloom when the weather is still chilly to illuminate the garden with splashes of colour.
Topping short stems, the goblet-shaped flowers open wide in warm sunshine, closing up at night and during wet weather to protect their precious golden-orange stamens.
Plant the bulbs in generous patches and ribbons, through borders, rockeries and areas of open grass. Left undisturbed, Crocus will multiply quickly in fertile well-drained soil, in a sunny spot.
Two Tone Mix
Pretty bi-coloured Crocus varieties ‘Panda’ and ‘Herald’ make the perfect pairing for an unusual and striking spring display.
Both primrose-yellow ‘Herald’ and dazzling white ‘Panda’ have outer petals which are flushed with deep aubergine purple, providing eye-catching contrast to the otherwise softer hues.
Fill patio or tabletop pots with the bulbs to view their beauty up close and attract pollinators, or plant in generous swathes through grassy areas, garden borders and rockeries for ribbons of colour. The bulbs will multiply quickly and naturalise in a sunny open spot, in fertile well-drained soil.
Blue & White Mix
A beautifully blended collection of white and blue early spring Crocus varieties, ideal for adding a wash of colour with their pollinator-friendly, enchanting floral goblets.
The solid amethyst and purple-splashed white blooms open up in warm sunshine during the early days of spring, unveiling their golden-orange stamens as a welcome beacon to bees.
Crocuses are perfect for naturalising in grassy areas and multiply happily in the right spot – fertile, well-drained soil in a bright spot are ideal conditions.
These captivating little flowers will bloom during February and March each year, heralding the start of spring and illuminating garden spaces with carpets of colour.
Carefully curated by us here at de Jager, this stunning collection of early-blooming Crocus is invaluable for punctuating the garden with colour, early on in the season.
A marvellous medley containing cream, gold, primrose-yellow, white, bronze, soft-blue and mauve varieties – all specially selected for their colouring, markings and brilliant garden performance.
Crocus bulbs are a top choice for early spring, with good reason – the pollinator-friendly blooms look wonderful when planted in generous groupings and ribbons of colour to run through grassy areas and borders. The magical, goblet-like flowers open wide in full sun and close up at nighttime and during rainfall.