Tommasini’s crocus (Crocus tommasinianus)—or “Tommies,” as they are known to their friends—are one of the first flowers to appear in early spring: a welcome sight after a long winter. Their purple blooms reach about 4 inches tall. Growing from small corms, Tommies tend to self-sow and can form extensive carpets of bloom after many years. Give them a well-drained site that is sunny through spring; they’ll die back to the ground by early summer, so they don’t much care whether it’s sunny or shady after that. Zones 3 to 8.
Collected in late May 2022. At least 20 seeds per packet.
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