- Flowering Time
- Planting Time
- RHS Recommended
- Award of Garden Merit
- Plants for Pollinators
- Perfect For
- Autumn Flowering
- Flowering Height
- 12-15 cm
- Bulb Size
- 5/+ cm
- Purples & Mauves
Autumn Flowering Crocus 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.