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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|
|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|
|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|
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.View Shipping Rate Chart
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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.
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.
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