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botanical name:
Crocus tommasinianus 'Barr's Purple'
Crocus tommasinianus 'Barr's Purple' © Deeproot Plant Base    view larger image
family:  Iridaceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 0.10m
width: 0.02m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bulb/corm
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: purple
main season: Spring
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -25°C
USDA zone: 4 to 9
description:
Large flowers which are silvery-lilac on the outside and rich purple within, with orange stigmata. Very early flowering in spring.

cultivation:
Most reasonable, well drained soils in sun or part shade.

propagation:
By division of bulb offsets

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