||September (flowerbulb planting time)
On a sunny day, in early spring, the soft purple-lilac flowers of Crocus tommasinianus (Early crocus) make for a bonny sight. It is an ideal bulb for a sunny stinzen-meadow. The Early crocus combines well with Snowdrops (Galanthus), Winter aconite (Eranthis), and Spring snowflake (Leucojum vernum).
Crocus tommasinianus self seeds and naturalises well. Crocus tommasinianus is native to southeastern Europe and is named after (or by) the Austrian/Hungarian botanist Muzio Giuseppe Spirito de Tommasini (1794-1879).