Plant of the Week

This week’s plant, the snow crocus or woodland crocus (Crocus tommasinianus) is one of the earliest-flowering crocuses, with pale lavender blue flowers whose outer petals are silver-grey. It grows very happily in grass or in borders, forming lovely naturalised clumps and spreading gently by seed. The snow crocus prefers full sun during the early season and well-drained soils. Native to Bulgaria, Hungary, and Albania, it is named after the Italian botanist Munzio de Tommasini (1794–1879). In the Parks you can see it in the Thorn Walk.

crocus tommasinianus
Crocus tommasinianus
Crocus tommasinianus
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