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Crocus tommasinianus 'Ruby Giant'

 

Crocus 'Ruby Giant'

Crocuses are plants which grow from corms, whose flowers can appear in Autumn, Winter or Spring depending on the species and cultivar. They are typically native to woodlands, scrub and meadows in a variety of conditions across Northern Africa, Middle East, Southern and Central Europe and across to Asia and China. They produce grass like foliage, with a central white stripe, and cup shaped flowers ranging from whites, mauves, lilacs and yellows. In cultivation, spring crocus see foliage emerge followed by flowers. They are suitable for planting in groups in borders or rock gardens and some species naturalise in grass. Most require a well draining gritty soil and like full sun or dappled shade. In heavier soils, it is worth adding grit to help lighten the soil and improve drainage. Most crocus propagate through production of new corms, however a couple of species do very well naturally via seed. Crocus tommasinianus is a spring flowering species crocus and has slender flowers about 2–4 cm long, with white perianth tubes, petals are pale silvery lilac. 'Ruby Giant' is a selected cultivar with deep purple flowers, orange stigmas and a paler inside.

 
plant Features
  • Crocus Ruby Giant likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Crocus Ruby Giant likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Crocus Ruby Giant is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Crocus Ruby Giant likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

 
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plant information

Common name

Crocus 'Ruby Giant'

Latin name

Crocus tommasinianus 'Ruby Giant'

type

Flowering corms

family

Iridaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Crocus Ruby Giant likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Crocus Ruby Giant is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Crocus Ruby Giant likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

  • Water

    Crocus Ruby Giant likes very little water

    Very little water

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Crocus Ruby Giant is 0.01meters x 0.10meters 0.01 M 0.10 M

Crocus tommasinianus 'Ruby Giant'

Crocuses are plants which grow from corms, whose flowers can appear in Autumn, Winter or Spring depending on the species and cultivar. They are typically native to woodlands, scrub and meadows in a variety of conditions across Northern Africa, Middle East, Southern and Central Europe and across to Asia and China. They produce grass like foliage, with a central white stripe, and cup shaped flowers ranging from whites, mauves, lilacs and yellows. In cultivation, spring crocus see foliage emerge followed by flowers. They are suitable for planting in groups in borders or rock gardens and some species naturalise in grass. Most require a well draining gritty soil and like full sun or dappled shade. In heavier soils, it is worth adding grit to help lighten the soil and improve drainage. Most crocus propagate through production of new corms, however a couple of species do very well naturally via seed. Crocus tommasinianus is a spring flowering species crocus and has slender flowers about 2–4 cm long, with white perianth tubes, petals are pale silvery lilac. 'Ruby Giant' is a selected cultivar with deep purple flowers, orange stigmas and a paler inside.


Planting

From Early Autumn TO Mid Autumn

Plant crocus corms in Autumn for flowering the following Spring. Crocus corms have a flattened base, and slightly pointed top. They should be planted in moist, free-draining soil that has been enriched with organic compost or well-rotted manure, in a sunny, or partially sunny site. Plant the corms before the first frost.

 

Flowering

From Late Winter TO Early Spring

Crocus flowers are amongst the very first flowers to appear in late Winter or early Sring

 
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