Purplish pink Tommies bring an elfin charm to the garden in late winter or early spring. A delightful, early and very affordable crocus. Flowers prolifically in most situations, and likes to come back year after year.
|Botanical Name||Crocus tommasinianus ‘Barr's Purple’|
|Catalog Page (2020)||128|
|Flower Color||Purplish Pink|
|Bloom Time||Very Early|
|Sunlight||Full or Part|
|Good for Naturalizing||✓|
|Good for the South||✓|
|Depth of Planting Hole||3 inches|
|Spacing||2 inches apart|
|Density||20-24 per sq. ft.|
To find the number of bulbs you need, determine the square footage of the planting area and enter it in the box.
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Plant in full sun or partial shade and well-drained soil. For earliest bloom, put crocuses in a sunny, protected location—against the south-facing foundation of a house, for example. Can be planted in a lawn if you’re willing to hold off on mowing until the foliage begins to yellow.
Spring-flowering bulbs must be planted in the fall. They need cool soil to make roots before the onset of winter. Cool fall weather arrives at different times from north to south and from high elevations to low.
Please note that the temperature of the soil lags behind the air temperature. You can generally plant later than the windows provided in this map. As long as the ground is not frozen, you can still plant.
|Southern Limit||8b *|
|Western Limit||10b *|
|* Prechill in Zones 7b and warmer in the South, Southwest and California|
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