Ruby Giant Species Crocus


Ruby Giant Species Crocus

Crocus tommasinianus Deep purplish red slender flowers with a lighter base and margins. Pointy petals, 1-2 flowers per corm, and a very pronounced white stripe on the leaves. Doesn’t compete well in grass, but easily reseeds itself and forms colonies in gardens. Large, almost as large as the Jumbos, vigorous and free-flowering.

Called Woodland Crocus and native to Bulgaria and Dalmatia, this species is the crocus most tolerant of moisture during the dormant period.

3–4" tall. Very Early Spring blooms, Z3-8, 5cm/up bulbs.

6430 Ruby Giant
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C: 400 for $95.00  
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Additional Information

Spring Crocus

A classic for early spring color that also provides early food for bees. One of the most popular genera, they are welcome precursors of spring—colorful, long-lived, and easy to grow. Their waxy coat allows them to bloom even through a late snow. Flowers open wide in bright sun and close up at night and on grey days.

Once established, crocus can spread by “cormlets” and seed in well-drained areas. Foliage of low-growing varieties fades before the grass needs mowing.

In his award-winning book The Holistic Orchard, Michael Phillips recommended planting crocus in the orchard to help attract and retain native orchard mason bees. Crocus provide a pollen source before the fruit trees bloom.

Descriptions and Codes

See also: bulb planting information and bulb planting charts.