- Flowering Time
- Planting Time
- RHS Recommended
- Plants for Pollinators
- Perfect For
- Flowering Height
- 15 cm
- Bulb Size
- 7/+ cm
- Purples & Mauves
Large Flowering Crocus Whale Shark
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.