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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
Large flowers which are silvery-lilac on the outside and rich purple within, with orange stigmata. Very early flowering in spring.

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

By division of bulb offsets

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