Planting Time: Fall
- Height: 4" to 6"
- Exposure: Full sun
- Soil: well-drained, average soil
- Hardiness: Zones 3-8 for spring bloomers, 5-8 for most fall bloomers.
- Bloom Time: Early spring for spring blooming crocuses; early fall for fall bloomers.
- Uses: naturalizing, rock gardens, forcing, anywhere their bright color will be appreciated in late winter and very early spring.
- To overwinter well, crocuses need a dry summer. Keep this in mind when overplanting with summer flowers that may need constant watering.
- Propagate crocuses by dividing in autumn. For fall-bloomers, wait until the foliage dies down.
- Fall-blooming crocuses are often confused with Colchicum. Although the flowers are similar, they are actually two different species.
* With spring-bloomers plant mini daffodils and species tulips
- Plant 'Autumn Joy' sedum with fall-bloomers.
Crocus are most impressive when planted en mass.