Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Crocus Tricolour

This crocus lives up to its name featuring three colours: orange-yellow at the base, a band of white, and purple-tipped petals. Crocus sieberi Tricolour has not performed nearly as well as Romance, Blue Pearl or Fuscotinctus. All the crocus have a similar growing environment. I think the problem is squirrels. I sprinkled bloodmeal around the others a few weeks ago and the squirrels seem to have stayed away. But I must have missed the Tricolour because something has been digging and doing some damage. Too bad. A few more of these would be delightful.


Nutty Gnome said...

Wow Irena, what a stunning set of posts on Crocus'! I'm afraid the squirrels got a lot of mine this year - but I had nowhere near as many varieties as you have year! :)

O.I.M said...

Hi Nutty. Squirrels....arrrgh! I have such a love-hate relationship with them. They are fun to watch but soooo destructive.