• Ruby Giant Species Crocus - 83110
  • Ruby Giant Species Crocus - 83110
  • Ruby Giant Species Crocus - 83110
  • Ruby Giant Species Crocus - 83110
  • Ruby Giant Species Crocus - 83110
  • Ruby Giant Species Crocus - 83110
  • Ruby Giant Species Crocus - 83110
  • Ruby Giant Species Crocus - 83110
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Ruby Giant Species Crocus

Crocus tommasinianus

#83110
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25 bulbs per package
5.00 stars, based on 8 review(s)
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An extremely early bloomer and fast multiplier, the delightful 'Ruby Giant' Species (or Snow) Crocus adds great color to any spring garden. The petals are a rich violet-purple on the edges, gradually fading to pure white in the inside center of the flower.This is a cultivar of the Crocus tommasinianus also refered to as Tommies which unlike all other Crocus Tommies are squirrel and deer resistant! Great for beds and lawns!

  • Crocus like a sunny location, but will tolerate partial shade.
  • Crocus require well-drained soil with organic matter. Amend soil with organic matter such as compost, manure or peat humus.
  • Space your crocus 2-4” apart, or plant together in one large hole leaving a small amount of space between bulbs so they are not touching.
  • Crocus don’t always have a noticeably pointed end. Plant your crocus 2-3” deep, with the flattest side touching the earth. If you are unsure which side is up, plant the crocus corms on their side, they will straighten out to find the sun.
  • Fertilize at planting with Hi Yield Bulb Food or for organic gardening use Bulb-Tone. Apply fertilizer at least 2” below the bottom of the bulbs so that the roots will get the most benefit from the fertilizer.
  • Water the area the crocus have been planted immediately after. Additional water in fall and winter is not necessary; bulbs prefer to be kept dry when dormant.
  • Apply a 2” layer of mulch in late fall.
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Newport News, Virginia

A Happy Little Accident

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  • Handles planting mistakes
  • Beautiful Blooms
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I ordered a lot of bulbs to plant last fall and when I finished with the Tulips and Hyacinths, I kept on going with three colors of Crocus. I accidentally kept the mindset about planting the former at 4" to 6" deep and planted these too deep.
This spring, other crocus I planted elsewhere sprouted and bloomed right on schedule. For this new planting, the yellow started blooming at the time the others were ending. A couple weeks later, the white did as well. I could see the purples I planted did sprout but didn't look like they would bloom. Last week one bloomed, then a few more, then all of them, the yellow are just now starting to fade, and the white are doing great. I had realized my mistake, and because they had to climb higher to get to bloom, the purple came last and there are lots of all three colors, something I have never seen before. So, these are remarkable flowers, not just how they come up so early.

New Jersey

Very tasty

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Unfortunately, I won't be able to enjoy crocus next spring. Squirrels found and ate all of the bulbs! They are rated five stars from squirrels' perspective.

ruby giant crocus

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  • long island ny
Beautiful early sign of impending Spring Time

Burnsville, NC 28714

Red crocus

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I've gotten doffodils, tulips and hyacinths and all have been beautiful in the spring so now I'm trying crocus, too.

WA

Hello Spring!

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These were the first crocus variety in my garden to bloom and while they are a lighter purple than I was expecting, they are so beautiful! Highly recommend