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This mix of purple, white and yellow Crocus will pop up in early spring through the snow. Tough yet cheerful, when this mix starts blooming you'll know spring is here!

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 4" tall
Bulb Spacing16 bulbs per sq. ft.
Bloom Time Very early spring
Size Bag of 30 - Bulb Size: 5+ cm
SKU 9MIBU30

Plant Information

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 9MIBU30
Common Name Wild Crocus, Snow Crocus or Specie Crocus
Botanical Name Crocus
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Ships As Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color Yellow, Purple, White, Mixed
Mature Height 4" tall
Bulb Size 5+ cm
Bulb Spacing 16 bulbs per sq. ft.
Planting Depth Plant 3" deep
Bloom Time Very 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

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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 or Snow Crocus Bulbs Mix
 
3.9

(based on 20 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Vivid colors (8)
  • Attractive (7)
  • Low maintenance (7)
  • Reliable growth (7)
  • Hardy (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Garden (5)
  • Lawn (4)
  • Outdoors (4)
  • Border control (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Getting started (8), Avid gardener (6), Casual hobbyist (4)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (8)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Mostly Yellows

I popped these along the front border of a planned bed to add some early color. Most of them seem to be the yellow varieties. No purples and only a couple white. They're...Read complete review

I popped these along the front border of a planned bed to add some early color. Most of them seem to be the yellow varieties. No purples and only a couple white. They're very adorable, though- tiny little buds of color right where I need them most. Super easy to plant and totally non-maintenance! I'll probably buy another batch next year to mix into the border on the other side of the bed.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

disappointed

I planted these in my front yard's bed. I have sandy soil so I mixed mushroom compost in the bed to make the soil better. I followed the correct light requirements and planting depth...Read complete review

I planted these in my front yard's bed. I have sandy soil so I mixed mushroom compost in the bed to make the soil better. I followed the correct light requirements and planting depth requirements. Only two or three bulbs grew shoots and I had one purple flower per emerged bulb--that is it. No yellow or white flowers. For thirty bulbs, this was highly disappointing. Maybe having pinestraw in the beds affected their success rate. We also had a warmer winter than normal. Who knows why they weren't successful.

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1.0

nothing come out when i planted it. Very disappointed.

By 

from denver colorado

About Me Avid Gardener

Pros

  • Accurate Instructions

Cons

  • Small In Size

Best Uses

  • Lawn

Comments about American Meadows Wild Crocus or Snow Crocus Bulbs Mix:

did not come out when planted

  • Primary use:
  • Personal
 
4.0

Adorable

By 

from Central Oregon

About Me Getting Started

Pros

  • Attractive
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Small In Size

Best Uses

  • Garden

Comments about American Meadows Wild Crocus or Snow Crocus Bulbs Mix:

Smaller than I thought but lovely, so neat to see an early bulb!

  • Primary use:
  • Personal
 
5.0

Pretty and long lasting

By 

from Souderton, Pa

About Me Master Gardener

Pros

  • Attractive
  • Hardy
  • Healthy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Garden
    • Lawn
    • Outdoors
    • Patio
    • Pool Area

    Comments about American Meadows Wild Crocus or Snow Crocus Bulbs Mix:

    I planted this on my lawn last fall and they were pushing thru a 30 inch snow at the end of Feb. They have been in bloom for 3 weeks

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
     
    5.0

    Exactly what I wanted

    By 

    from Westminster, MD

    About Me Getting Started

    Pros

    • Accurate Instructions
    • Attractive
    • Hardy
    • Healthy

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about American Meadows Wild Crocus or Snow Crocus Bulbs Mix:

        I planted them on my wife's cemetery plot as your not allowed have live flowers during the summer that interfere with mowing. The crocus bloom before mowing begins so there's no problem and they give the site some beauty as you leave the bleak winter and enter into spring.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
         
        5.0

        Lots of Early Color

        By 

        from Lakeside, AZ

        About Me Getting Started

        Pros

        • Attractive
        • Hardy
        • Healthy
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Outdoors

          Comments about American Meadows Wild Crocus or Snow Crocus Bulbs Mix:

          I have no idea how many came up, because I naturalized in small spots all around the house using many different orientations and light exposures. I do know that a very good percentage came up. They began blooming in early February on the south side and bloomed last on the north side, providing lots of color for several weeks. They also beat everything else. I'm looking forward to planting more this fall and seeing them again next spring.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Harbingers of Spring!

          By 

          from PA

          About Me Avid Gardener

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Long Bloom Time
          • Low Maintenance
          • Pest Resistant
          • Reliable Growth
          • Vivid Colors

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about American Meadows Wild Crocus or Snow Crocus Bulbs Mix:

              When I can keep squirrels from stealing them, they bloom beautifully. Crocus are always my indication that Spring is here and these definitely proved that true.

               
              4.0

              crocud

              By 

              from Indianapolis, IN

              About Me Avid Gardener

              Pros

              • Reliable Growth
              • Vivid Colors

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Border Control

                Comments about American Meadows Wild Crocus or Snow Crocus Bulbs Mix:

                na

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Cheerful and Grew Well

                By 

                from Pittsburgh, PA

                About Me Casual Hobbyist

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about American Meadows Wild Crocus or Snow Crocus Bulbs Mix:

                    I had excellent results with these bulbs. After popping them in my garden around the base of a tree, I forgot how many I had planted and was pleasantly surprised at the end of winter. They were some of the first crocus in my neighborhood to bloom.
                    Ravenous deer did not touch them.

                     
                    1.0

                    Highly disappointed

                    By 

                    from SC

                    About Me Casual Hobbyist

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                      • Barely Bloomed
                      • Not A Perennial

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about American Meadows Wild Crocus or Snow Crocus Bulbs Mix:

                        I ordered these in fall 2011 and planted immediately. The first early spring, I had maybe 1 or 2 flowers TOTAL from all 16 bulbs. This year, I saw absolutely no sign of any crocus. I followed planting instructions and enriched my soil with mushroom compost since it is mostly sandy. These bulbs were a complete waste of money.

                         
                        4.0

                        beautiful combination of blue and yellow

                        By 

                        from zone 7a

                        About Me Getting Started

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Vivid Colors

                        Cons

                        • Susceptible to Pests

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about American Meadows Wild Crocus or Snow Crocus Bulbs Mix:

                          These beautiful flowers started showing beginning of March in a mix of blue, light yellow and bright yellow. They give a good company to pansies but rabbits and squirrels started eating flowers as well as their leaves. I applied rabit repelent but problem still continues.I wish this could be solved and we can enjoy them more.

                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Love these!

                          By 

                          from Seattle, WA

                          About Me Getting Started

                          Pros

                          • Large Bulb Size
                          • Low Maintenance
                          • Reliable Growth
                          • Vivid Colors

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about American Meadows Wild Crocus or Snow Crocus Bulbs Mix:

                              I love these! I planted them all in my walled garden and worried all winter that the soil would be too moist and they would surely all die.
                              But in January they started coming up. By February the white and yellow ones were blooming. And now in March the purple and purpley-white ones are blooming!
                              They survived the wet Seattle winter!

                               
                              1.0

                              disappointed

                              By 

                              from SC

                              About Me Casual Hobbyist

                              Pros

                                Cons

                                • Short Bloom Time

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about American Meadows Wild Crocus or Snow Crocus Bulbs Mix:

                                  I planted these in my front yard's bed. I have sandy soil so I mixed mushroom compost in the bed to make the soil better. I followed the correct light requirements and planting depth requirements. Only two or three bulbs grew shoots and I had one purple flower per emerged bulb--that is it. No yellow or white flowers. For thirty bulbs, this was highly disappointing. Maybe having pinestraw in the beds affected their success rate. We also had a warmer winter than normal. Who knows why they weren't successful.

                                   
                                  4.0

                                  Fun little flowers!

                                  By 

                                  from Arroyo Grande, CA

                                  About Me Getting Started

                                  Verified Reviewer

                                  Pros

                                  • Reliable Growth
                                  • Vivid Colors

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about American Meadows Wild Crocus or Snow Crocus Bulbs Mix:

                                      Great little flowers!

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      So glad I purchased these!!!

                                      By 

                                      from Elizabeth City, NC

                                      About Me Casual Hobbyist

                                      Verified Reviewer

                                      Pros

                                      • BEAUTIFUL
                                      • Fragrant
                                      • Large Bulb Size
                                      • Long Bloom Time
                                      • Low Maintenance
                                      • Pest Resistant
                                      • Reliable Growth
                                      • Vivid Colors

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Border Control
                                        • Large Areas
                                        • Raised Beds

                                        Comments about American Meadows Wild Crocus or Snow Crocus Bulbs Mix:

                                        I haven't had much luck with crocus bulbs, but these were sooo easy!! And beautiful. I will definitely be purchasing more from you guys. Thank you!!

                                         
                                        2.0

                                        Very small, unimpressive

                                        By 

                                        from Moscow, PA

                                        About Me Avid Gardener

                                        Pros

                                        • Low Maintenance

                                        Cons

                                        • Short Bloom Time

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Border Control
                                        • Raised Beds

                                        Comments about American Meadows Wild Crocus or Snow Crocus Bulbs Mix:

                                        Use in front of border, blooms are early but very small and un-noticed unless standing in front of them. Will try another variety next time.

                                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        Oops! I lied!

                                        By 

                                        from San Leandro, CA

                                        About Me Getting Started

                                        Verified Reviewer

                                        Pros

                                        • Low Maintenance
                                        • Reliable Growth

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Large Areas

                                          Comments about American Meadows Wild Crocus or Snow Crocus Bulbs Mix:

                                          In my previous review, I mentioned that I didn't get any purples, only yellow and white. We had a very cold wet weekend, then a bright sunny Monday. When I looked out this morning, there were purple and white blooms all over my lawn, including the dark purple striped Minimus! I guess they just needed the extra rain?

                                           
                                          4.0

                                          Mostly Yellows

                                          By 

                                          from San Leandro, CA

                                          About Me Getting Started

                                          Verified Reviewer

                                          Pros

                                          • Low Maintenance
                                          • Vivid Colors

                                          Cons

                                          • Colors Not As Expected

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about American Meadows Wild Crocus or Snow Crocus Bulbs Mix:

                                            I popped these along the front border of a planned bed to add some early color. Most of them seem to be the yellow varieties. No purples and only a couple white. They're very adorable, though- tiny little buds of color right where I need them most. Super easy to plant and totally non-maintenance! I'll probably buy another batch next year to mix into the border on the other side of the bed.

                                             
                                            5.0

                                            A snowy surprise!

                                            By 

                                            from Illinois

                                            About Me Master Gardener

                                            Verified Reviewer

                                            Pros

                                            • Accurate Instructions
                                            • Attractive
                                            • Hardy
                                            • Healthy

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Garden
                                              • Lawn
                                              • Outdoors

                                              Comments about American Meadows Wild Crocus or Snow Crocus Bulbs Mix:

                                              These bulbs are so hardy, they begin to appear right through our massive Chicago snowfalls! A perfect start to the gardening season so early in the year.

                                              • Primary use:
                                              • Personal
                                               
                                              5.0

                                              Best for impatient gardeners

                                              By 

                                              from Chicago, IL

                                              About Me Avid Gardener

                                              Pros

                                              • Attractive
                                              • Hardy
                                              • Healthy
                                              • Versatile

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Garden
                                                • Lawn
                                                • Outdoors

                                                Comments about American Meadows Wild Crocus or Snow Crocus Bulbs Mix:

                                                These great little flowers are good for people who don't like waiting for plants to begin blooming in spring. Mine were blooming in the middle of March and survived a light snowfall. Flowers are tiny but these bulbs bloomed prolifically--easily 4 or more buds per plant. A very cheerful way to end winter. The mix is nice, I didn't get a majority of only one color.

                                                • Primary use:
                                                • Personal
                                                 
                                                4.0

                                                First Crocus after big snow

                                                By 

                                                from Denver, CO

                                                About Me Avid Gardener

                                                Pros

                                                • Attractive
                                                • Hardy

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Garden

                                                  Comments about American Meadows Wild Crocus or Snow Crocus Bulbs Mix:

                                                  I live in Denver, and we just had a very wet snow fall. As it melted I was thrilled to see the first crocus starting to flower. If they can survive and bloom here, they can do well anywhere.

                                                  • Primary use:
                                                  • Personal

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