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Crocus bulb ID

B3B3 Posts: 24,480

I bought a mixed bag of crocus bulbs. Some have darker rings around them.

Does this give any indication as to the colour of the flower?

In London. Keen but lazy.


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 82,769

    I find that the tendency is for darker bulbs and corms to produce darker flowers - eg. deep chestnut-coloured tulip bulbs are more likely to produce deep red tulips than paler ones - but there's no guarantee as far as I know.

    However, if I wanted deep purple crocuses mainly in one area, I'd plant the darker corms there and cross my fingers. image

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  • B3B3 Posts: 24,480

    Sounds reasonable dove. . Thanks

    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 16,537

    I tend to sort mixed tulips the same way. It doesn't always work though, so for pots I buy single colours.

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