The dark blue flowers are not only beautiful, but also quite hardy and drought tolerant. Plant in either sun or partial shade, and water normally for best results. Crocus bulbs are also excellent attractors of beneficial bees, butterflies, and birds.
When planted in amongst perennial borders and rose beds the plants offer a rich display of vibrant self colours at a time when other plants are dormant.
They are superb when planted in drifts in grass areas and equally at home in and around trees.