Crocus tommasinianus 'Barr's Purple'

Tommy Crocus

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Description

This corm reaches a height of 4 inches and will slowly naturalize over time via self-seeding. It blooms in late winter/early spring with large, six petaled amethyst flowers. It prefers well-drained, sandy soil in full or partial sun. Tommy crocus are the only species that can survive the predation of chipmunks and squirrels in Chicago area gardens.

Soil
Moderate
Plant Shape
Upright
Exposure
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Bloom Time
January - February, March - April
Bloom Color
Purple
Landscape Use
Bedding or Border, Groundcover, Understory
Wildlife Interest
Attracts Butterflies
Plant Type
Bulb
Hardiness Zone
3 - 8