Tricolor Species Crocus


Tricolor Species Crocus

Crocus sieberi sbsp. sublimus f. tricolor Golden-orange throat banded with white makes a vivid center in these bright lilac-blue blooms. Sublimely striking whether in the garden or forced indoors. Sometimes the flowers emerge before the leaves. The flowers open wide and starlike in the sun. One to three scented flowers per corm. A vigorous species native to Greece and Crete.

2–3" tall. Very Early Spring blooms, Z4-8, 5cm/up bulbs.

6429 Tricolor
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B: 100 for $31.50   
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C: 400 for $108.00   
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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.