Crocus

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Crocus is Latin for "Saffron" and are guaranteed to spice up the beginning of spring.

Crocuses are a large genus of deciduous and perennial flowering bulbs that are low growing and ideal for short-term seasonal interest. Flowers come in a variety of colours, from deep orange and purple, to pale white. Crocuses don't generally grow very tall, making them ideal plants for containers and underplanting. Crocuses are best planted in full sun where the soil is well-drained, poor and gritty. This ensures that bulbs don't rot during wet winters. Crocus bulbs can flower in the spring, autumn or winter depending on their variety, making them a versatile addition to the garden.

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Plant
Known dangers?
  • no
Height [m]
  • 0 - 0.15
Spread [m]
  • 0.8
Dominant flower colour
  • Violet
Flower Fragrance
  • No, neutral please
Flowering seasons
  • Mid summer
  • Late summer
  • Early autumn
  • Mid autumn
Foliage in spring
  • Green
Foliage in summer
  • Green
Foliage in Autumn
  • Green
Propagation methods
  • seed
  • offsets
Growth habit
  • Clump-forming
Environment
Acidity
  • Acidic
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline
Hardiness zone
  • Z3-8
Heat zone
  • H8-1
Winter temperatures [°C]
  • -40 - -7
Heat days
  • 0 - 120
Moisture
  • well-drained
Soil type
  • sandy
  • Clay
  • chalky
  • loams
Sun requirements
  • Full sun
Exposure
  • Exposed
  • Sheltered
Usage
Standard category
  • Flowers & bulbs
  • Bulbs
Grown for
  • Attractive Flowers
Creative category
  • Kid Approved
  • For Beginners
  • Colours
Garden type
  • Cottage garden
  • Rock garden
  • Coastal
  • Containers
  • City
  • Gravel garden
Garden spaces
  • Flower beds
  • Borders
Gardening expertise
  • beginner
Time to reach full size
  • 2 to 5 years