Wild Crocus Bulbs Ruby Giant

 

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Regular Price: $11.95

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Showy, velvety deep purple flowers with orange anthers add great color to the early spring garden. (Crocus tommasinianus)

Zones 3 - 9
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Easy to Grow
Easy to Grow
Containers
Containers
Groundcover
Groundcover
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
SKU 6CROC25
Showy, velvety deep purple flowers with orange anthers add great color to any spring garden. (Crocus tommasinianus)

These are the ones 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.

SKU 6CROC25
Common Name Wild Crocus, Snow Crocus or Specie Crocus
Botanical Name Crocus tommasinianus
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Ships As Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color Purple
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
Plant Type / Life Cycle Perennial
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, Groundcover, Grow in the Lawn
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

Shipping begins in September based on ground temperatures, coldest zones first.

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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American MeadowsWild Crocus Bulbs Ruby Giant
 
4.0

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (2)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (6)
  • Accurate instructions (4)
  • Hardy (4)
  • Healthy (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Garden (6)
  • Outdoors (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (3), Getting started (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (8)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

My Favorite Crocus

I have found that these lovely gems do best when planted 3 inches deep here in my zone 5 clay soil. They feed the hungry bees in early spring and I can boast to...Read complete review

I have found that these lovely gems do best when planted 3 inches deep here in my zone 5 clay soil. They feed the hungry bees in early spring and I can boast to have flowers when everyone else has none.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Unhappy

This was first year. I planted in late fall. This spring only half came up. Maybe next year the rest of them will bloom.

This was first year. I planted in late fall. This spring only half came up. Maybe next year the rest of them will bloom.

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3.0

Unhappy

By 

from Pittsburgh,pa

About Me Avid Gardener

Pros

  • Attractive

Cons

  • Only Half Bloomed

Best Uses

    Comments about American Meadows Wild Crocus Bulbs Ruby Giant:

    This was first year. I planted in late fall. This spring only half came up. Maybe next year the rest of them will bloom.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
     
    5.0

    Beautiful little Giant

    By 

    from Laurel, MT

    About Me Getting Started

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Hardy
    • Healthy

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Garden
      • Patio
      • Pool Area

      Comments about American Meadows Wild Crocus Bulbs Ruby Giant:

      This little crocus is indeed little. But it was a wonderful surprise! The flowers popped open early and were a great break from snowy winter. After the flowers fade you are left with a pretty grassy patch. I intend to get more.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
       
      5.0

      Wild Crocus Ruby Giant

      By 

      from Mooresville NC Zone 7B

      About Me Avid Gardener

      Pros

      • Accurate Instructions
      • Attractive
      • Came Through Winter
      • Fragrant
      • Hardy
      • Healthy
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Garden
        • Indoors
        • Outdoors
        • Patio

        Comments about American Meadows Wild Crocus Bulbs Ruby Giant:

        Planted throughout garden beds. Were one of the first harbingers of spring. They looked so pretty.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
         
        4.0

        Looked really great

        By 

        from St. Louis, MO

        About Me Getting Started

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Accurate Instructions
        • Attractive
        • Healthy

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Garden
          • Outdoors

          Comments about American Meadows Wild Crocus Bulbs Ruby Giant:

          Put these in my front garden and watched them come up, starting in February. Love the color.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
           
          5.0

          All bulbs bloomed

          By 

          from Philadelphia, PA

          About Me Professional Landscaper

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Accurate Instructions
          • Attractive
          • Hardy
          • Healthy

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Garden
            • Outdoors

            Comments about American Meadows Wild Crocus Bulbs Ruby Giant:

            Adds a nice pop of color in the garden when very few other plants are up and the weather is still cold.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
             
            5.0

            Lovely Color!

            By 

            from Washington, DC

            About Me Getting Started

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Accurate Instructions

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Garden

              Comments about American Meadows Wild Crocus Bulbs Ruby Giant:

              Planted the bulbs last fall as instructed. Other bulbs in the garden started sprouting before these. I was nervous that they weren't going to grow but I read online that crocuses take longer than usual to sprout when newly planted.
              Then one day the weather got into the 70's and BAM! They all popped up and flowered. A very deep purple almost violet/blue. I'm very pleased.

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              • Personal
               
              5.0

              As advertized!

              By 

              from Souderton, Pa.

              About Me Avid Gardener

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Attractive
              • Early Bloomer
              • Eye Catching Color
              • Hardy

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Lawn

                Comments about American Meadows Wild Crocus Bulbs Ruby Giant:

                I placed groups of 15 to 20 bulbs in groups across my lawn and every spring I get compliments on the splashes of color. Very hardy and last up to 3 weeks in full bloom. I purchase some every year and just keep adding them in different places. They look so good against the drab grass which is weeks away from coming to life.

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                • Personal
                 
                1.0

                Sadly None Sprouted

                By 

                from Minnesota

                About Me Master Gardener

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Garden
                    • Outdoors

                    Comments about American Meadows Wild Crocus Bulbs Ruby Giant:

                    Planted these bulbs correctly, but unfortunately non sprouted.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    My Favorite Crocus

                    By 

                    from Moline, IL

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Feeds Bees
                    • Great Color
                    • Multipies
                    • No Maintenance
                    • Very Early Blooms

                    Cons

                    • Never enough

                    Best Uses

                    • Cemeteries
                    • Containers
                    • Edgings
                    • Lawns

                    Comments about American Meadows Wild Crocus Bulbs Ruby Giant:

                    I have found that these lovely gems do best when planted 3 inches deep here in my zone 5 clay soil. They feed the hungry bees in early spring and I can boast to have flowers when everyone else has none.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    Planted last fall NOT ONE CAME UP!

                    By 

                    from MN

                    Comments about American Meadows Wild Crocus Bulbs Ruby Giant:

                    Not a good product!!!

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    pretty in purple

                    By 

                    from ohio

                    Pros

                    • All came up

                    Cons

                    • none

                    Best Uses

                    • Planted Around The Bird B

                    Comments about American Meadows Wild Crocus Bulbs Ruby Giant:

                    very nice and deep purple. they look good around the bird bath. got them fast and going to buy more.

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                    • No

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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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