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Crocus sp.

Crocus brings an early spot of color to the landscape in late Winter with its small, cup-shaped flowers.

(Detailed plant information can be found at the bottom of the page.)
Crocus sp.

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Crocus sp. Plant Information

Scientific Name: Crocus sp.
Common Name: crocus
Family: Iridaceae
Suggested Uses: perennials, beds & borders, bulbs
Plant Form: upright, curved
Height: 4 inches
Spread: 3 inches
Foliage: linear grass-like leaves are dark green with a central white stripe
Flower: small, cup-shaped flowers in yellow, white, purple, or bicolor (white lined with purple)
Bloom Period: late Winter
Sun: partial shade
Water: medium water requirement
Soil: well-drained
Heat Tolerance: medium heat tolerance

very cold hardy
USDA Zone: zones 4 - 7
Maintenance: pre-chill bulbs prior to planting

propagation by separation of the corms

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