Crocus species (Spring Crocus)

These delightful little bulbs are one of the first flowers to burst out of the snow in spring. They have bowl shaped flowers that may be solid or striped, in shades of white, yellow, pink or purple. Plant 2 in. deep and about 3 in. apart in well-drained soil and full sun to light shade. Crocus are very well suited to planting within turf. They bloom in February or March when the turf is dormant, providing visual interest to an area usually devoid of life for another month. To plant, dig out a small circle of turf, plant bulb 2-3 in. deep and replace the turf over it. Mow high (3-4 in.) through April to allow crocus to manufacture food for next season.

Category:  Perennial
Water Use:  Low
Sun Exposure:  Full Sun
Height x Spread:  N/A
Native:  No
Color:  White, yellow, pink, purple
Bees:  Yes
Birds:  No
Butterflies:  No
Cut Flower:  No
Utility Tree:  No
Extra Maintenance:  No
Soil:  N/A
Fall Color:  No
Bloom Time:  Spring