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Crocus sieberi tricolor

Crocus sieberi tricolor

One of the more exotic crocus species is Crocus sieberi 'Tricolor', a truely beutifil little spring flowering species from the Pelopenese peninsular in Greece and the island of Crete.

It emerges like a flag wrapped around a pole, and even at this stage you can see that this is something special. Puple white and yellow held on a tall stem.

Commonly called the 'Sieber's Three Color Crocus' the correct name is Crocus sieberi subsp. sublimis 'Tricolor', and although this a small plant the colours are vibrant and pack a punch.

The colours are bright, a rich purple and a golden yellow, the white band between being clean and distinct.

Varieties

A number of Crocus species are available including :

 

Propagation

Propagation is easy by division of established clumps. For best growth and division water well through summer as this is what the species likes.

Summary

  • Easy Care Bulbs
  • Full Sun
  • Well drained soil
  • Grow well in the garden as well as containers
  • Plant in clumps of 10 or more for a good display.

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Where to Buy

Crocus sieberi 'Tricolor's bulbs are available for sale online from fall to winter. Bulbs are not expensive except for the rare cultivars. Expect to pay $6 for 10 bulbs plus postage for the common varieties.