Crocus sieberi subsp. sublimis ‘Tricolor’
Three-coloured Sieber’s crocus
Variety or Cultivar
‘Tricolor’ _ ‘Tricolor’ is a compact, clump-forming, cormous perennial with linear, dark green leaves and, opening as the leaves emerge in winter, large, fragrant, white flowers, mauve to purple on the reverse, and yellow at the throat.
RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)
Flushed yellow, White, Purple in Spring; White, Purple, Flushed yellow in Winter
Green in Spring
HOW TO CARE
Watch out for
Mice , Squirrels , Voles
Remove leaves only after they have completely died down.
Sow seed in a cold frame as soon as ripe.
WHERE TO GROW
Crocus sieberi subsp. sublimis ‘Tricolor’ (Three-coloured Sieber’s crocus) will reach a height of 0.15m and a spread of 0.1m after 1-3 years.
Banks and Slopes, City, Coastal, Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Gravel, Containers, Rock
Grow in gritty, poor to moderately fertile soil in full sun. Plant in autumn.
Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
North, South, East, West