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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.
Large goblets of opulent deep purple flowers bring a splash of welcome colour early on in the season with Crocus ‘Flower Record’.
This beautiful variety will naturalise easily in the garden, whether in an open grassy area, beneath a mature tree or in the border. Excellent for wildlife gardens and attracting spring pollinators such as bumblebees and hoverflies when they bloom during February and March.
The pretty violet cups open fully in warm sunshine, showing off the glorious golden stamens within and close up as the sun goes down to protect their treasure.
Bold and colourful Crocus look wonderful planted in large drifts to celebrate the beginning of spring.
Muscari Armeniacum Marlene.
Very large deep cobalt-blue flowers with a strong perfume, excellent for naturalising.
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Do you remember your time at school when you were in the English class and had to recite William Wordsworth’s ‘Daffodils’?
I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.
…and so, the poem went on for another three verses.
I recall thinking as a 13-year-old, “Dear Lord, let this school day end”, having little comprehension how any human could be mesmerised by a daffodil. Fast forward to present day, and I now doff my metaphorical cap to W.W. and his poetry - which captured with eloquence the wonder of one of nature’s terrific creations.
Daffodils are a symbol of rebirth. Pretty obvious, as the sight of a drift of their yellow blooms are a harbinger of Spring, of better times, of warmer days, of the passing of winter.
Were you aware there are an astonishing 13,000 varieties of daffodils? An incredible number, though only a select few have the highest accolade bestowed on them - The Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit.
Here is the make-up of your 30 Award Winning Elite Daffodils:
5 x February Gold
One of the finest early bloomers, Narcissus ‘February Gold’ has earned itself the prestigious RHS Award of Garden Merit. You may be lucky enough to spot one or two blooms emerging in February in a sheltered spot, and the cheerful little flowers will proliferate enthusiastically as the season progresses. Pointed, curved petals of canary yellow emanate from a deeper saffron yellow trumpet with frills at the margin. Plant in drifts and fill window boxes and pots by the door to lift the spirits even on a grey day. Kick off the daffodil season in style with these radiant heralds of spring.
5 x Ice Follies
Long-lived with large, fragrant blooms of creamy white – the flowers of Narcissus ‘Ice Follies’ reliably reappear every March, emerging in a shade of soft spring yellow and gradually lightening as they age. Winner of a prestigious ‘Award of Garden Merit’ from the RHS, ‘Ice Follies’ will naturalise and gently spread to create a carpet of showy, snowy blooms. A stylish choice for landscape planting and lining a driveway.
5 x Carlton
A prolific bloomer, big, bold, and bright yellow classic. Daffodil ‘Carlton’ is a worthy holder of the respected ‘Award of Garden Merit’ from the RHS. A Narcissus grown extensively for cutting as the staunch flowers bloom early and in abundance. A wide perianth and large open trumpet in matching egg-yolk yellow make ‘Carlton’ a robust and reliable option for perennial planting, and a faithful favourite amongst gardeners and florists.
5 x Pheasant's Eye
The latest of all daffodils to flower, ‘Pheasant’s Eye’ is a fitting finale to your narcissus display. This ‘Recurvus’ variety presents a broad, pure white perianth, swept back to set off a striking, chartreuse eye edged with cadmium orange. Widely considered to be the elite daffodil for its unparalleled elegance, scent and reliability, this historical narcissus holds the sought-after RHS Award of Garden Merit. A favourite variety for naturalising in woodlands, meadows, and grass swathes, where the graceful heads will bob and sway on the breeze. Jam-pack containers by the door to fully take advantage of the exquisite, aromatic, spicy fragrance.
5 x Dutch Master
A flamboyant, fragrant beauty which has been gracing garden borders and announcing spring since 1938 - ‘Dutch Master’ is a multi-award-winning Narcissi for good reason, holding an Award of Garden merit from the RHS amongst its accolades. Standing proud in the garden on long, strong stems, rich golden blooms feature a large, fluted central trumpet. Naturalises beautifully in borders, containers, and grassy areas, adding a swathe of spring sunshine wherever these Narcissi bloom. Perfect for cutting and arranging. Snip when the blooms are half open for a long vase life and condition separately before adding to arrangements or bouquets.
5 x Mount Hood
A top choice to adorn your spring garden with simplistic elegance, the pure white beauty of Narcissus ‘Mount Hood’ will alight otherwise dull areas and sparkle in sunshine. Equally radiant in a stylish white and green planting scheme as it is next to spring pastels or bold brights. Fellow border or container companions such as Hyacinths, Muscari, Erythronium, and Tulips will work in harmony side-by-side. The RHS has awarded Narcissus ‘Mount Hood’ a prestigious Award of Garden Merit for its excellent garden performance. Bulbs will naturalise trouble-free for a repeat performance each spring.
Large blue-green, broad bell-shaped flower, broadly striped with dark brown-red on the outside, borne on long curving pedicels in large loose umbels of up to 30 flowers.
Bearing a late-season splash of colour with their purplish-pink goblets – Colchicum autumnale are valuable for naturalising, blooming year after year in the garden.
Commonly known as autumn crocus, or naked ladies, free-flowering Colchicum bloom during September and October and are adored by pollinators.
Large, flat leaves are retained by the plants until mid-summer when they are replaced by beautiful, large and colourful flowers which stand proud and tall in the garden.
Excellent for planting beneath trees amongst grass, and in a sunny or semi-shaded border. Colchicum autumnale will appear as a swathe of jewels, glinting on bright autumn mornings and evenings.
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.
The gilded goblets of Crocus ‘Golden Yellow’ are perfect for introducing a splash of warm sunshine early on in the year.
This striking variety will naturalise beautifully in the garden, in an open grassy area, beneath a mature tree or in the border. Excellent for wildlife gardens and invaluable for attracting the first spring pollinators, such as bumblebees and hoverflies.
The petite, cup-shaped flowers open fully in warm sunshine during February and March, showing off their glorious golden stamens and close up as the sun goes down to protect their bounty.
Pretty Crocus look wonderful planted in abundance, in generous, colourful drifts to celebrate the start of spring.
An extremely popular, heirloom species of Allium – ‘Aflatunense’ produces umbels of purple-lilac flowers in May.
The handsome violet globes sit proudly on straight stems up to 75cm tall in the border and are excellent for drying and using in seasonal arrangements.
Alliums are timeless, versatile plants which are as at home in a contemporary planting scheme, as they are in a traditional cottage garden border.
Plant the bulbs in full sun and where left undisturbed, they will naturalise over time. Underplant with textural perennials such as Hostas, Ferns, Heuchera and grasses which will hide any fading foliage.
Large, soft-purple flowers with deep blue veining bloom atop bare stems during September and October on Crocus ‘Oxonian’.
A cluster of bold orange anthers are held in the centre of each goblet-like bloom, attracting bees and pollinators late into the season as the flowers open wide in autumn sunshine.
Scatter the bulbs to flower in exquisite purple drifts through grass or garden borders, and edge pathways with their pretty cup-shaped blooms in amethyst tones, shining against a backdrop of late-flowering perennials and foliage.
Crocus ‘Oxonian’ will naturalise readily in rich, well-drained soil in full sun or dappled shade.
Known as meadow saffron, Colchicum autumnale ‘Alboplenum’ are rare and unusual, double-flowered, white autumn Crocus.
The spectacular flowers bloom several to each bulb and are wonderful for naturalising in a sunny or semi-shaded position, in well-drained soil.
Large, flat leaves appear in spring, before fading in late summer to reveal clusters of ruffled, crisp white flowers topping bare stems.
Commonly known as autumn crocus, or naked ladies, free-flowering Colchicum bloom during September and October and are adored by pollinators.
A beautiful, heirloom crocus which is perfect for adding freshness and texture late on in the season.
This exquisite Crocus is the variety used to produce the luxurious and highly prized spice, saffron. Crocus ‘Sativus’ puts on a show-stopping display in the autumn garden, when its lilac, cup-shaped flowers bloom, opening wide to expose the long brilliant-red pistils.
Dark purple veining streaks the lighter-shaded petals - details which must be seen up close to be appreciated and which allow the brightly coloured stamens to pop.
Scatter the bulbs to flower in colourful, naturalistic drifts through grass or garden borders, adding interest to the autumn garden when all else if often starting to fade.
Crocus ‘Sativus’ will naturalise beautifully in rich, well-drained soil in full sun.
A summer-flowering Allium which produces fuzzy, soft-lilac blooms, darkening in colour as the season progresses from attractive mounds of foliage, which remain green all year round.
Allium ‘Angulosum’ is charmingly known as mouse garlic and has small, narrow bulbs which are edible.
Extremely attractive to bees and summer pollinators, ‘Angulosum’ is easy to grow and will return year after year adding architectural beauty to both modern and traditional gardens with its lavender-pink, bobbing drumsticks.
Angulosum makes a wonderful cut flower and cleverly extends Allium season, as the blooms appear later in summer than most other varieties.
Leave the flowers to fade naturally and they will add winter interest to your borders.
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.
The common Single Snowdrop is a favourite to greet the New Year. Plant in sun or shade.
RHS Award of Garden Merit.
Pure white petals unfold during autumn, revealing a pretty cluster of rich-orange stamens on Crocus ‘Speciosus Albus’.
One of the first Crocus to bloom in September, this charming variety has been granted an Award of Garden Merit from The Royal Horticultural Society for its reliability, ethereal looks and excellent garden qualities.
Leaves appear in spring and fade during summer before the elegant flowers bloom, topping smooth bare stems.
These unusual Croci are invaluable for late season interest in the garden and look exquisite flowering in ribbons or clumps through the front of an autumn border and in grass beneath a mature tree.
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.
Crocus ‘Jeanne d’Arc’s pure white goblets are a wonderful marker that spring is well on its way when they flower for 3-4 weeks during February and March, often magically pushing their way through a bed of snow.
These fresh and ethereal blooms are brilliant for naturalising in the garden, in open grassy areas, beneath mature trees and in a spring border.
Invaluable for attracting early pollinators to the garden, such as bumblebees and hoverflies. The pretty cups open wide in warm sunshine, bearing their golden gifts of nectar and pollen, and fold back up as the sun goes down.
Crocus look wonderful planted in abundance, in generous swathes announcing the start of spring.
A deliciously dark Allium with large, flattened globes of merlot-red topping tall, strong stems. Allium ‘Atropurpureum’ flowers during June, studding garden beds and borders with clusters of majestic, jewel-like blooms.
This Chelsea show winner is adored by bees and hoverflies and is invaluable for adding structure, colour and drama to the garden. Plant the bulbs through swishy grasses to create a simple, textured and contemporary look which will look brilliant for months, even as the blooms fade, bringing architectural interest during autumn and winter.
Atropurpureum looks stunning against lofty umbellifers such as Cow parsley and Anthriscus ‘Ravenswing’, a lower storey of frilled Alchemilla mollis or Heuchera which will help to hide any fading foliage.
Perennial Cottage Garden
A tall, dramatic, colourful, and long season meadow. It was initially designed to be sown over pure brick rubble on housing demolition sites, but finds itself equally at home in garden soils. This meadow offers fantastic variety and is jam-packed full of species that work wonderfully together, providing drama and colour from early Spring, right through to late Autumn. On very low fertility soils, an annual cut and collect is not always necessary.
Nivalis Flore Pleno
Galanthus Nivalis Flore Pleno.
(Double Snowdrop). Large globular bloom of peerless white with a touch of green inside.
RHS Award of Garden Merit.
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.
Blooming from February and into March, Crocus ‘Pickwick’ is a wonderful way of announcing spring is in the air with its colourful, carnival stripes.
The striking bowls of soft, silvery lavender, striped with rich violet open up on warm days, welcoming pollinators in, drawn towards their golden stamens.
Classic spring Crocus are wonderful bulbs for naturalising in the garden, in open grassy areas, beneath mature trees and in borders. Plant in generous swathes to create ribbons of wondrous colour.
These drought tolerant, hardy bulbs prefer full sun and well-drained, fertile soil. They can also be grown in pots and containers for the patio or garden table, where their intricate beauty can be appreciated up close
One of the very best Colchicum varieties available, Colchicum cilicicum ‘Purpureum’ bears clumps of pretty and petite, rosy-purple flowers throughout September and October.
Tall, tapering leaves appear early in spring, before fading in summer to reveal clusters of jewel-like blooms atop bare stems.
Compact Colchicum cilicicum ‘Purpureum’ will naturalise readily in well-drained soil in sun or part shade and has been granted an Award of Garden Merit by the Royal Horticultural Society for its excellent qualities in the garden.
Commonly known as meadow saffron or naked ladies, free-flowering Colchicum are useful for bringing a pop of late-season colour to the garden and are valuable to pollinators.
An unusual blue Allium, ‘Caeruleum’ bears compact heads of deep flax-blue flowers during June and July. A fine cultivar to enliven any modern planting scheme or traditional garden with bold structure and striking colour.
Plant Alliums in swathes or large groupings for a natural look and maximum impact. In full sun and on well-drained soil, the bulbs will happily multiply, providing an enhanced display year on year.
The blooms are attractive to summer pollinators and are useful for extending the season of interest as a late-flowering variety of the Allium family.
Galanthus Nivalis Viridapice.
Large globular-shaped single flower which has a distinct blotch of green at the tip of the outer petals. A robust grower.
Large Flowering Dutch Crocus Remembrance.
Producing an abundance of large amethyst-violet flowers, with a silvery gloss and very long-lasting.
An all-time favourite for forcing. For forcing - Pot as above approximately 1’’ below the soil. These bulbs require about 12 weeks in cold storage.
Carolinianum Rosy Dream
Charming Allium ‘Carolinianum Rosy Dream’ produces fluffy heads of soft lilac-pink flowers which add a feeling of summer romance to the garden with their gentle, yet structural floating flowers.
The fuzzy globes top smooth, straight stems up to 40cm tall and look wonderful scattered through the front to mid border, rising up through grasses and mixed perennial planting.
Attractive to pollinators, this graceful, ornamental member of the onion family is most impactful when grown in clumps, or ribbons of pink in beds and large containers.
Thrives in full sun and well-drained, fertile soil.
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.
The large blooms of Colchicum ‘Giant’ are breathtakingly beautiful when they blaze in the border during September and October.
Each bulb will produce between 5-10 spectacular goblet-shaped, soft purple flowers, topping bare stems.
Glossy, tapering leaves appear early on in spring, before fading in summer to reveal clusters of ethereal lilac flowers with white centres.
Colchicum ‘Giant’ will naturalise easily in well-drained soil in sun or part shade.
Commonly known as meadow saffron, free-flowering autumn Colchicum are invaluable for bringing a pop colour to borders or grassy areas and are loved by pollinators, who seek out the golden-orange stamens within.
Brilliant, violet-blue, goblet-shaped flowers appear during September and October on Crocus speciosus ‘Conqueror’.
A fabulous choice of autumn crocus for naturalising in open spaces of grass or near the front of a large border, against a backdrop of foliage such as lush ferns. Invaluable for adding a splash of late season colour and attracting pollinators, speciosus ‘Conqueror’ is one of the earliest varieties of autumn flowering crocus to bloom.
Leaves appear in spring and fade during the summer months, before the elegant flowers bloom atop bare stems.
A sunny position and fertile, well-drained soil is essential for these wonderful bulbs to thrive.
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.
An elegant and award-winning Crocus, ‘Vanguard’ is an early flowering and vigorous variety which will naturalise with ease in the correct spot.
Blooming for around 3 weeks in February and March, this Giant Dutch Crocus bears gorgeous goblets of muted mauve and silver which will glow like precious jewels in the spring garden.
It is little wonder that Crocus ‘Vanguard’ has been granted a prestigious Award of Garden Merit by The Royal Horticultural Society for excellent garden performance, reliability and of course, handsome looks.
Drought tolerant and hardy, these bulbs thrive in full sun and well-drained, fertile soil and look fabulous when planted en masse, as a swathe of colour. Pollinator-friendly Dutch Crocus can also be grown in pots and containers for the patio or garden table, where their intricate beauty can be appreciated up close.
Beautiful, amethyst petals with white throats bloom in clusters during autumn on Colchicum ‘Lilac Bedder’.
Commonly known as meadow saffron, Colchicum are valuable, ethereal flowers for introducing colour later on in the season and are popular with bees and garden pollinators, opening wide under the warmth of the autumn sun.
‘Lilac Bedder’ is very vigorous variety and is therefore excellent for naturalising to form large clumps amongst grass or at the edge of garden borders. Well-drained soil and full sun or part shade is best for the bulbs to thrive.
Foliage appears in spring and dies back in summer, before the flowers appear during October atop slender, bare stems.
Chloranthum Yellow Fantasy
An unusual, illuminating Allium - ‘Chloranthum Yellow Fantasy’ produces vivid umbels of lemon and lime flowers which sparkle near the front of the border.
Tiny bell-shaped flowers both point and hang from the tips of strong, smooth stems like intricate gems, adding a charming and slightly tousled look for laid-back planting. Excellent in contemporary designs, gravel gardens and traditional mixed borders.
The bulbs may also be grown in large pots and containers providing they have good drainage and fertile, sandy soil.
Flowers during May and June, filling the ‘gap’ left from spring blooms. A wonderful and interesting crossover plant leading into summer.
An unusual name for such a delicate bloom, Dutch Crocus ‘Whale Shark’ is an eye-catching, bi-coloured Giant Dutch Crocus which flowers during March.
Pretty goblets are formed by 3 greyish-mauve outer petals, and 3 brilliant-violet inner petals. The flowers unfold on warm, sunny days, bearing glowing stamens of fiery orange.
Flowering Croci are a wonderful sight, announcing spring is on its way and are also fabulous for attracting pollinators into the garden.
Plant the bulbs to bloom in ribbons or patches through long grass or beneath a mature tree adding colour and texture - they will happily naturalise in a sunny well-drained spot.
Speciosus SSP Speciosus
Rapidly naturalising Crocus ‘Speciosus SSP Speciosus’ is a wonderful choice of autumn crocus to plant in open spaces of grass, or near the front of a border against a backdrop of foliage or late-flowering perennials.
Beautiful, upstanding and bright, the lilac-blue goblets feature deep violet veining and vivid orange stigmata. The flowers are adored by bees and other visiting pollinators.
Leaves emerge in spring and remain until the late summer months, before fading to reveal sublime soft-purple flowers, topping bare stems.
These plants have been awarded a prestigious Award of Garden Merit by the RHS.
A sunny position and fertile, well-drained soil is essential for these brilliant bulbs to thrive.
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.
Large Flowering Superior Mixture
Made up from distinct varieties, this glorious collection of superior Crocus bulbs is perfect for planting as a colourful harbinger of spring.
Large-flowering Dutch Crocus flower during March each year, their showy, full goblets of mauve, yellow and white create eye-catching swathes of colour – weave them through the front of a spring border and plant to naturalise in grassy areas, perhaps beneath a mature tree where the dappled shade will make these sun-loving, ethereal blooms last a little longer.
The pollen-rich stamens attract a host of early pollinators into the garden, which are often seen buzzing from one bloom to the next on sunny days and even taking a nap inside the safety of a floral cup.
Known as the ‘Star of Persia’, Allium ‘Christophii’ is an ever-popular, majestic Allium which flowers freely and without fail every June.
Large globes of star-shaped, amethyst flowers top strong and sturdy stems, making them wonderful for cutting and adding to arrangements as a fresh flower or dried seedhead.
A wonderful plant for bringing structure, shape and impactful colour to summer borders, Allium ‘Christophii’ has been granted a prestigious Award of Garden Merit by the RHS for its prize-winning qualities and looks.
Group the bulbs together, perhaps with other varieties for varied texture and height, in the border for a harmonious and eye-catching, early summer display.
An exquisite plant which flowers during September and October, Colchicum ‘Waterlily’ produces large yet delicate-looking, rosy-lilac flowers. The segments of each double flower open horizontally to the autumn sun, looking like ethereal sea anemones.
Commonly known as meadow saffron, Colchicum are wonderful pollinator-friendly flowers, invaluable for adding late-season colour to the garden.
Large, glossy leaves follow the flowers and remain until summer when they fade to reveal the waterlily-shaped flowers once more.
Colchicums are excellent for naturalising, forming large clumps amongst grass or at the edge of garden borders.
Well-drained soil and full sun or part shade is essential for the bulbs to thrive.
Stunning, periwinkle-blue, goblet-shaped flowers bloom during September and October on Crocus Zonatus (Kotschyanus).
This charming autumn crocus will naturalise beautifully in open grassy spaces and borders, creating a wonderful wave of soft lilac-blue flowers.
Known as Kotschy’s Crocus, these plants have been granted an Award of Garden Merit by the Royal Horticultural Society for their prize-winning qualities, hardiness and reliability as a garden bulb.
Look inside the beautifully veined, cup-shaped flowers to see a bright golden centre and white anthers which draw in pollinators on warm autumn days.
An unusual, pure white autumn-flowering Crocus – Zonatus Albus (Kotschyanus Albus) will glow with ethereal beauty in gardens from September to October.
This charming crocus will naturalise beautifully in open grassy spaces and borders and is reliable and hardy.
The chalice-shaped flowers bloom at the top of smooth stems during autumn and feature golden stamens and markings at the base of each petal inside. Combine these timeless bulbs with colourful yellow or lilac toned crocus or keep the look simple and crisp by planting alone, en masse.
Attractive to pollinators and wonderful for adding a touch of sparkle garden spaces later in the season.
A beautiful tonal mix of blue and white Crocus, perfect for planting to naturalise in open grassy spaces and garden borders.
This selection includes named varieties, consisting of species and hybrids in crisp white and violet-blue shades which will flower throughout September and October.
The charming, chalice-shaped flowers bloom atop of smooth stems and feature a cluster of golden stamens in the centre of each flower – extremely attractive to pollinators.
Plant in full sun or dappled shade in well-drained, fertile soil for a spectacular show which will improve year on year.
Fast becoming a florist favourite, Allium ‘Cowanii’ produces loose umbels of delicate white, star shaped blooms in May. The flowers also smell sweet, rather than oniony, as you might otherwise expect from a member of the Allium family.
Sometimes known as Allium Neapolitanum, this charming cultivar is easy to grow and looks best in snowy drifts, weaving through the front of a border where it will take your garden seamlessly from spring, into summer.
The bulbs of Allium ’Cowanii’ may also be grown in pots of fertile, very well-drained soil.
A space in full sun is best reserved for this pollinator-friendly spring gem.
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.
Large Flowering Mixture of Blue & White
Made up from distinct mauve-blue and white varieties, this tonal collection of superior Crocus bulbs is perfect for planting as a yearly harbinger of spring.
Large-flowering Dutch Crocus flower during March each year, their gleaming cups create eye-catching drifts of colour – weave them through the front of a spring border and plant to naturalise in open grassy areas, perhaps beneath a mature tree where the dappled shade will make these sun-loving, ethereal blooms last a little longer.
Crocuses are wonderful for attracting pollinators into the garden and thrive in a sunny spot, in well-drained, fertile soil.
Dark amethyst stars are produced in dense clusters, forming eye-catching spheres of purple on Allium ‘Firmament’.
A cross between Allium Atropurpureum and Christophii, this striking cultivar boasts the best qualities of both varieties, with tall, strong stems and densely packed, richly coloured flowers.
A brilliant choice for sunny summer borders and for cutting and arranging. ‘Firmament’ looks fabulous in a prairie planting scheme, studding hazy drifts of perennial grasses with pops of purple.
Plant the bulbs in clusters or ribbons for a natural look and for the best impact. Well-drained soil and full sun are essential for this excellent Allium to thrive.
Mediterraneum Allium ‘Flavum’ is an unusual and prize-winning cultivar, producing loose umbels of delicate, lemon-yellow bells during the summer months.
A wonderfully distinctive variety which is perfect for adding pops of colour and interest to borders and large containers with its sparkler-like, zesty blooms.
Thrives in full sun in any soil which is well-drained. Plants die back over the winter months, ready to emerge again in late spring.
Rare beauty Allium ‘Flavum’ has been granted an Award of Garden Merit from the RHS for its charming looks and perennial qualities.
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 Flowering Blue Crocus - 3 Colours
An enchanting and unusual mixture of violet, mauve and striped-blue Large Dutch Crocus varieties.
This harmonious collection of superior Crocus bulbs is perfect for planting as a yearly harbinger of spring, blooming during February and March.
The large, glossy goblets create eye-catching drifts of colour when they flower in open grassy areas. Wonderful when planted as a pretty carpet beneath a mature tree where dappled shade will make the sun-loving, ethereal blooms last a little longer.
Crocuses are wonderful for naturalising and attracting pollinators into the garden. The bulbs thrive best in a sunny spot, in well-drained, rich soil.