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Crocus tommasinianus

Crocus tommasinianus or also known as Early Crocus is from the Iridaceae family of plants. It is native to Southeast Europe. Crocus tommasinianus is a deciduous perennial that grows from corms. Crocus tommasinianus is an early bloomer it has long, tubed flowers with long pointy leaves.

The flowers are usually purple, The ones photographed here are the ones I noticed on my early spring walk in Kew Gardens. Crocus tommasinianus is native to Europe and it grows to about 10cm or 4in tall.

Crocus Tommasinianus
Crocus tommasinianus

How to grow Crocus tommasinianus:

Grow it in the sun. Plant it in poor-to-fertile soil. Squirrels like the corms so watch out! Propagate by seed or by cormlets during the off-season. Watch out for squirrels and voles taking the corms. Otherwise, it is disease-free and pest-free.

Crocus Tommasinianus
Crocus tommasinianus
Crocus Tommasinianus
Crocus tommasinianus growing in the shelter of a tree at Kew Gardens in London
Crocus Tommasinianus
Crocus tommasinianus at Kew Gardens, London

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