Tecophilaea cyanocrocus 'Violacea' has velvety purple-blue flowers in early spring with thin white stripes.
Tecophilaea cyanocrocus 'Violacea' is a rare purple form of the Chilean blue crocus. It produces velvety purple-blue flowers in early spring. Thin white stripes accentuate the base of each petal. During summer dormancy keep dry and cool. Protect in a frost free environment over the winter. Worth every effort.
Common Name: Chilean Blue Crocus
Family: Tecophilaeaceae (The Blue Crocus Family)
Zone Hardiness: 9-10
Light: Full Sun, Part Sun
Primary Bloom Colour: Purple
Secondary Bloom Colour: White/Cream
Bloom Time: Late Winter - Early Spring
Soil Moisture: Average, Dry
Deer Resistant: Unknown
BC Native: No
Native Habitat: High elevations on dry, stony slopes in the Andes mountains from 2,000 to 3,000 m (6,600 to 9,800 ft).
Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - Central and South America
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