Crocus tommasinianus/Lilac Crocus

Crocus tommasinianus / Crocus tommasinianus
Lilac colored flowwers
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Lilac colored flowwers

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Scientific Name: Crocus tommasinianus
Common Name: Lilac Crocus
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 Determine Your Zone
Height: Under 1 foot
Spread: to 1 foot
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Blue
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Low
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: This is also considered one of the "snow" crocuses because it blooms in late winter or very early spring. In the northern range of the country where they are well adapted crocuses naturalize nicely in the garden, and apparently for some, too freely. Crocuses do not perform well in the hot, humid South. They can be planted in traditional beds as borders, massed, or even out in the lawn where they appear as surprises in late winter, often during the last snow flurry.