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Crocus Crocus Winter Flowering sieberi sublimis Tricolour
The inside of this lovely crocus shows three distinct colors. The bold golden yellow base and soft violet blue of the outer petals are clearly divided by a broad white band.
Height: 10cm / 4"
RHS Award of Garden Merit: RHS Award of Garden Merit
Flowering Time: Feburary-March
Primary Colour: Purple
A lovely crocus of three distinct colours, sieberi sublimus Tricolor has a bold golden yellow base and soft violet blue petals which have a clear white band near the base of the petal. sieberi sublimus Tricolor has also been presented the RHS Award of Merit. Crocus is a genus of about 75 species. It is a native of the Mediterranean and gets its name from the Chaldean word for saffron. The flowers are usually borne singly and have three inner and three outer segments which create a globular appearance. During dull weather and at night they stay closed up to protect their nectar for butterflies and bees which visit on sunny days. If left undisturbed, crocus increase rapidly creating a carpet of radiant colours from self-sown seed as well as the natural multiplying of the bulb.