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Crocus Crocus

Growing Crocus: Tips at a Glance

  • Type Perennial flower
  • Life Span Naturalizes
  • USDA Zones 6-9
  • Light Sun or some shade
  • Water Keep moist in fall
  • When to Plant Autumn
  • Design Tip Colorful carpet
  • Companions Snowdrops, narcissi
  • Peak Season February and March

Crocus: A Field Guide

When considering the afterlife, poet Emily Dickinson predicted a springtime Resurrection, with “the feet of people walking home” to heaven amid clumps of crocuses.

For now we thank those tiny cup-shaped blooms for making late February and early March bearable. Crocus is the herald of spring, offering 90 species of low-growing spring flowers (plus the autumn bloomer, Crocus sativus). Over the years, crocuses will naturalize. Plant their corms under a tree or in a turf lawn. Every spring, by the time the weather is warm enough to start mowing the grass, Crocus will have finished blooming.

Planting, Care & Design of Crocus

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