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Wild Crocus Bulbs Fuscotinctus

Fuscotinctus is the wild or specie crocus with bright yellow petals streaked with dark red. (Crocus chrysanthus)

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Details:

Height: 3-4" tall
Bulb Spacing: 16 bulbs per sq. ft.
Bloom Time: Early spring
Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Shipping: Shipping begins in September based on ground temperatures, coldest zones first.

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Details
SKU 12MIBU25
Common Name Wild Crocus, Snow Crocus or Specie Crocus
Botanical Name Crocus chrysanthus
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Ships As Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color Yellow
Estimated Mature Height 3-4" tall
Bulb Size 5/+
Bulb Spacing 16 bulbs per sq. ft.
Planting Depth Plant 3" deep
Bloom Time Early spring
Plant Type/Life Cycle Perennial
Planting Season Fall
Will Tolerate Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Clay Soil, Drought/Dry Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Suggested Uses Deer Resistant, Containers, Borders, Rock Gardens, Groundcover, Showy Flowers, Easy to Grow, Grow in the Lawn
Ships to Canada No
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Description
Here's another stunner. This little beauty has unique striping on each outside petal--dark red on pure yellow. It's another gem for any wild bulb collection. This is a true wild variety, but has a similar appearance to a cultivar named 'Gypsy Girl.'

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.

Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
  • Wild Crocus Bulbs Ruby Giant

    Wild Crocus Bulbs Ruby Giant

  • White Autumn Crocus Bulbs

    White Autumn Crocus Bulbs

  • Releasable Bulb Planter

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American MeadowsWild Crocus Fuscotinctus - Bag of 25
 
4.3

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Pros

  • Low maintenance (4)
  • Vivid colors (3)

Cons

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      4.0

      Anyone have recipes for rabbit stew?

      By Wild Rose Warrior

      from Middletown, RI

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      Pros

      • Low Maintenance
      • Vivid Colors

      Cons

      • Susceptible to Pests

      Best Uses

        Comments about American Meadows Wild Crocus Fuscotinctus - Bag of 25:

        These were dainty, charming, bright spots along one section of the border -- until the rabbits (and their 45-degree angle bite marks) had them for brunch. Beware! Get out your favorite deterrant!

         
        5.0

        So early! Planted right in the lawn...

        By M

        from central New Jersey

        Pros

        • Long Bloom Time
        • Low Maintenance
        • Vivid Colors

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Love It In The Lawn

          Comments about American Meadows Wild Crocus Fuscotinctus - Bag of 25:

          The flowers came just as they were pictured. They bloom so early, that they are dormant by the time the lawn needs to be mowed. I am confident that they will spread like the species crocus I had in previous residence [Only those were only shades of violet; bright yellow is such a treat.]

           
          5.0

          Planted 3mo ago and coming up already!

          By Amy

          from Nevada

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          Pros

          • Low Maintenance
          • Pest Resistant
          • Reliable Growth
          • Vivid Colors

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Put in grass

            Comments about American Meadows Wild Crocus Fuscotinctus - Bag of 25:

            I put these bulbs in my lawn so that I can see them from my back porch, where I sit everyday to relax.
            Once they are in the ground, I don't have to do anything. They are coming up already and will not disappoint me next year!

             
            3.0

            Pretty, if you can see them!

            By Kiki

            from CT

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            Pros

            • Low Maintenance

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about American Meadows Wild Crocus Fuscotinctus - Bag of 25:

                Love these little yellow flowers popping up when it's still cold out...but they're so tiny you have to be looking for them to see that they're really there. Didn't realize they would be this small.

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                Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
                • Wild Crocus Bulbs Ruby Giant

                  Wild Crocus Bulbs Ruby Giant

                • White Autumn Crocus Bulbs

                  White Autumn Crocus Bulbs

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                Shipping

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

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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) 270-5187 or Contact Us by email.

                Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
                • Wild Crocus Bulbs Ruby Giant

                  Wild Crocus Bulbs Ruby Giant

                • White Autumn Crocus Bulbs

                  White Autumn Crocus Bulbs

                • Releasable Bulb Planter

                  Releasable Bulb Planter

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