Most will slowly spread and fill in over time. Each variety is individually packaged and labeled. Planting suggestions accompany each. We reserve the right to substitute a similar variety should one become unavailable.
3–8" tall. Very Early to Early Spring blooms. Collection suitable for Zones 4-7. Topsize bulbs (except landscape size Jumbo Crocus). 90 bulbs.
The Low Border
Collections contain each variety individually packaged and labeled. Planting suggestions accompany each collection. We reserve the right to substitute a similar variety should one become unavailable. Except for landscape-size Jumbo crocus mix, in the Low Border, collections contain topsize bulbs.
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.