Autumn Crocus

On 29 October this year I planted 10 “fall white crocus” bulbs (Crocus zonatus Albus) next to the front walk. The bulbs already had shoots, but I was planting them a bit late and thought we wouldn’t see anything above ground until next autumn. I was mistaken.

One week after I planted the bulbs I was surprised to see a charming white flower poking through the fallen leaves.

Fall white crocus

Fall white crocus

Since then the rest of the bulbs have also pushed through into the sunlight. Today there are five fresh flowers visible while the white petals of those that have finished blooming are wilting onto the ground.

More crocuses

More crocuses

I think these are going to make a wonderful autumn display for years to come. Maybe we should get some more.

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