Crocus - Garden Basics - Flower - Bulb
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.
- Good companions:
- With spring-bloomers plant mini daffodils and species tulips
- Plant 'Autumn Joy' sedum with fall-bloomers.
- Crocus are most impressive when planted en mass.
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