Crocus Bulbs

Beautifully small blooms, sometimes breaking through the snow, the bursts of the colour of crocus bulbs are unmistakable. Either used for naturalising in amongst the grass and lawned areas, added to borders or even popular on roundabouts, our crocus bulbs provide value for money as their joyful blooms will appear year after year.

 

Like everything we supply here at Boston Seeds, we pride ourselves on supplying professional quality - and for flower bulbs, that means BIG! Our bigger bulbs produce bigger, better and bolder flowers. Choose from our exciting range of varieties - mixed species crocus bulbs, old favourites, garden classics as well as striking new lines for 2023.

 

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Blue Grass Bulb Collection
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Blue Grass Bulb Collection - Crocus

Producing a beautiful sea of colour in early spring, this crocus collection is well suited to planting into existing grass as well as beds and borders. A great mixture of white, blue and striped Crocus Vernus bulbs.

  • Height (cm): 15cm
  • Blooms: February/March

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Advance Crocus Bulbs

Appearing in time for Easter, this beautifully coloured crocus have purple outer petals that open up to reveal their wonderful creamy yellow centres. High in nectar, this variety is popular with bees and butterflies and suitable for beds, borders and pots.

  • Height (cm): 10cm
  • Bulb Size (cm): 5+cm
  • Blooms: March

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Ard Schenk Specie Crocus Bulbs

An easy decision for any gardener to add this into their garden designs, the pure white cupped flowers of the Ard Schenk crocus are such a delight when they appear in early spring. Their delicate flowers look stunning either in pots or edging borders.

  • Height (cm): 10cm
  • Bulb Size (cm): 5/6cm
  • Blooms: February/ March

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Barr's Purple Specie Crocus Bulbs
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Barr's Purple Specie Crocus Bulbs

These wonderful deep purple flowers standing on tall off white stems appear out of their spiky green foliage very early in the spring. Giving you a warm reminder of things to come, they will provide welcome colour to your garden.

  • Height (cm): 8cm
  • Bulb Size (cm): 5+cm
  • Blooms: February/ March

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Blue Marlin Crocus Bulbs
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Blue Marlin Crocus Bulbs

Producing dainty lilac/ soft-blue petals this larger flowering crocus looks fantastic planted in groups that will then flower early spring.

  • Height (cm): 15cm
  • Bulb Size (cm): 5/7cm
  • Blooms: March

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Blue Pearl Specie Crocus Bulbs

Producing a number of violet-blue flowers per bulb with a creamy white colour on the inside, the flowers will last around 3 weeks. The unique colourings make this a popular variety and suitable for all garden designs and landscaped areas.

  • Height (cm): 8cm
  • Bulb Size (cm): 5/6cm
  • Blooms: February/ March

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Cream Beauty Specie Crocus Bulbs

Producing rich creamy yellow flower heads with a vivid orange centre, these delightful flowers look lovely planted amongst your lawns or framing your borders. Suiting well-drained areas they will appear early on in spring so are ideal for planting with later flowering bulbs such as tulips and alliums to give you extended colour throughout.

  • Height (cm): 8cm
  • Bulb Size (cm): 5+cm
  • Blooms: February/ March

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Dorothy Specie Crocus Bulbs

In the depths of winter, we all need a ray of sunshine. Our Dorothy crocus will appear from February onwards with its stand-out golden yellow flowers.

  • Height (cm): 8cm
  • Bulb Size (cm): 5+cm
  • Blooms: February/ March

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Flower Record Crocus Bulbs

With large purple cupped flowers, our Flower Record crocus are a staff favourite. The beautiful blooms appear in early spring and are a joy to have in any garden in either pots, containers or in borders.

  • Height (cm): 8cm
  • Bulb Size (cm): 7/8cm
  • Blooms: February/ March

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Fuscotinctus Specie Crocus Bulbs

A lovely summery yellow flower with purple-veined marking on the petals, this shorter flowering crocus appears early in the spring and looks lovely when planted in a lawn, or in groups to create a more dramatic effect.

  • Height (cm): 8cm
  • Bulb Size (cm): 5+cm
  • Blooms: February/ March

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Goldilocks Specie Crocus Bulbs

Beautifully deep golden yellow cupped blooms, this crocus will create a carpet of colour if planted in drifts.

  • Height (cm): 8cm
  • Bulb Size (cm): 5+cm
  • Blooms: February/ March

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Jeanne d'Arc Crocus Bulbs

Attractive to bees and other pollinators, these early spring flowering bulbs produce pure white goblet-shaped bloooms.

  • Height (cm): 15cm
  • Bulb Size (cm): 7/8cm
  • Blooms: March

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Mixed Crocus (Specie) Bulbs

Suitable for mass planting and larger landscaped areas, our mixed selection of crocus bulbs provide a vibrant array of colours that will look highly attractive and impressive.

  • Height (cm): 8cm
  • Bulb Size (cm): 5/7cm
  • Blooms: February/ March

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Orange Monarch Specie Crocus Bulbs

Vivid orange blooms, striped on the outer petals with a burnt amber. These are perfect for mass planting in swathes or also suitable for pots and containers.

  • Height (cm): 10cm
  • Bulb Size (cm): 5/7cm
  • Blooms: March

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Remembrance Crocus Bulbs

One of our most popular croci, the Remembrance crocus produce richly coloured goblet-shaped flowers that are an intense violet purple in colour. Perfect for naturalising.

  • Height (cm): 8cm
  • Bulb Size (cm): 7/8cm
  • Blooms: February/ March

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Romance Specie Crocus Bulbs

Having pale, creamy yellow flowers, these are more subtle than most crocus with their toned-down colour. The beautiful blooms will hold their own amongst the winter bedding.

  • Height (cm): 8cm
  • Bulb Size (cm): 5/6cm
  • Blooms: February/ March

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Sativus Saffron Specie Crocus Bulbs

Having vivid violet-purple blooms with red stigmas (Saffron) these are a beauty of a flower and will stand out in any garden and add that last boost of colour before winter sets in.

Although this may not be true, you can now grow your own expensive spice! Saffron is used as a food flavouring and spice, it is said to be more expensive than gold per kilo. The red stigmas of the crocus sativus flower can be picked as soon as possible once the crocus has flowered.

  • Height (cm): 10cm
  • Bulb Size (cm): 9/10cm
  • Blooms: October/ November

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Whale Shark Crocus Bulbs
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Whale Shark Crocus Bulbs

Blue-grey outer petals encase the inner deep purple petals with a vibrant orange stamen. This variety looks great planted amongst contrasting crocuses such as Yellow Mammoth or Orange Monarch.

  • Height (cm): 15cm
  • Bulb Size (cm): 7/8cm
  • Blooms: March

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Whitewell Purple Specie Crocus Bulbs

Sometimes appearing as early as January, the Whitewell Purple can be one of the first crocus to appear. The deep purplish-blue flowers are a real showpiece when the sun brings them into full flower.

  • Height (cm): 8cm
  • Bulb Size (cm): 5+cm
  • Blooms: February/ March

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Yalta Specie Crocus Bulbs
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Yalta Specie Crocus Bulbs

Almost like a mini hot air balloon, these beautiful petals billow out in shades of light and deep violet-purple. Appearing early March they will float on the edges of your borders, pots and rockery areas.

  • Height (cm): 10cm
  • Bulb Size (cm): 5+cm
  • Blooms: March

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Yellow Mammoth Crocus Bulbs

Also known as Golden Yellow, these magnificent golden blooms appear the end of February/ early March with their bright yellow flowers.

  • Height (cm): 8cm
  • Bulb Size (cm): 7/8cm
  • Blooms: February/ March

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Bulb Planter

Making bulb planting easier, quicker and cleaner, our bulb planter is the ideal tool for helping you plant your spring-flowering bulbs.

  • Made of high quality steel
  • Automatic release on handle
  • Duroplast coating - impact, elastic, abrasion, and corrosion - resistant
  • Depth Scale

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Bulb Fertiliser
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Bulb Fertiliser

Our flowering bulb fertiliser has been specifically designed to help your spring-flowering bulbs flower to their full potential. Whether you are establishing in pots or containers, sprinkle a small amount into each hole prior to planting your bulbs. Also suitable for use in early spring to encourage your bulbs to flower well in the following season.

  • Tailored to give your bulbs all the nutrients they need
  • Can be mixed with compost or Bulb Fibre
  • NPK - 12.11.18 + MgO
  • Recommended coverage: 5kg per 200sqm. Apply at 25g/sqm
  • Not suitable for use with Wildflower Bulbs

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Bulb Fibre

Specifically designed to help bulbs establish in pots and borders, without the risk of the bulbs rotting, providing an open and free-draining soil structure.

  • Ideal for planting with Narcissi, Crocus, Hyacinths and other spring-flowering bulbs
  • Universal bulb planting fibre
  • 500gm bag - This pack is sufficient for 3 x 1-litre pots

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Crocuses: How to grow them (and why!)

 

No early springtime display is complete without crocuses. These goblet-shaped blooms come in a wide variety of palettes, which make it quite the versatile little flower to add an extra drop of flavour to a flower bed.

 

Fun Facts

Greek mythology has a variety of potential origins for crocuses: one story focuses on a Grecian man of the same name who was transformed into the flower by the gods, either as a gift for his love and devotion (in the same tale, his love Smilax is turned into bindweed, and their flowery forms allow them to stay together for eternity)… or as a punishment for his disloyalty in love. Another story suggests that Crocus the man was a friend of the god Hermes, who transformed the former’s body into the flower after his death. Although in spite of these bittersweet tales, crocuses have very positive, happy connotations as well - in the language of flowers, they’re considered a symbol of cheerfulness and glee!

 

How to grow

Plant crocuses 6-8 weeks before the first hard frost, in a place that gets plenty of sun - about 10cm and 7.5cm apart. As a short, colourful flower, they make an excellent addition to beds, but they can also be used as a carpet flower (though their leaves must die down before mowing; they’re best planted in clusters where they won’t get in the way).

 

Species & Styles

There are a large variety of crocuses to plant depending on your preferences for palettes and blooming times: Romance is among the first to bloom with pale, creamy-yellow petals and another early bloomer, Whitewell Purple is a striking shade of purple. Yalta is one of our favourites and a true garden classic with distinctive stripes in white and purple.