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Wild Crocus Bulbs Orange Monarch




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Getting its name from gorgeous, bi-colored orange and near-black blooms that resemble a Monarch Butterfly, this Wild Crocus is sure to be one of the first to pop up and delight in the early spring. Growing to be only 3-4” high, plant this beauty somewhere in front where you can enjoy it!

Zones 3 - 8
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Easy to Grow
Easy to Grow
Grow in the Lawn
Grow in the Lawn
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Plant Size 3-4" tall
Bulb Spacing16 bulbs per sq. ft.
Bloom Time Early Spring
Size Bag of 25 - Bulb Size: 5+ cm

Plant Information

A large clump of species crocus can be one of the loveliest early spring displays of all. Tricolor bloom early, like all wild crocus, and if planted this fall, will greet you in early spring with gorgeous purple, orange, and white blooms.

These Crocus are often called 'Snow Crocus' for obvious reasons. They bloom well before the Dutch Crocus, so for a long season of crocus bloom, plant them both. They work almost exactly the same. Unlike the Dutch crocus group of hybrids, these are true 'wild bulbs'-- species crocus that grow in the wild in Greece and other areas. Add these jewel-toned beauties to your wildflower collection and you'll enjoy them for years.

Common Name Wild Crocus, Snow Crocus or Specie Crocus
Botanical Name Crocus chrysanthus
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Ships As Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color Orange
Mature Height 3-4" tall
Bulb Size 5+ cm
Bulb Spacing 16 bulbs per sq. ft.
Planting Depth Plant 3" deep
Bloom Time Early Spring
Planting Time Fall
Soil Type Clay Soil, Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Drought/Dry Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Advantages Deer Resistant, Easy to Grow, Containers, Grow in the Lawn
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No


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As soon as your order is placed you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Fall bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennial orders may arrive separately from bulbs and seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our shipping information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 309-7333 or contact us by email.

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Comments about American Meadows Wild Crocus Bulbs Orange Monarch:

Only one concern - they are too small! I get flowers - about 2 inches in diameter and Height of stem, is about 1-2 inches above grade. So you can't see flowers from the side.So to be effective you need to plant them under your feet.

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USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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