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Crocus

Crocus

Often poking up through the last drifts of snow, crocuses are one of the opening acts of the spring-bulb show. Their large cup-shape blooms suddenly appearing in tufts of grasslike foliage seem magical. Plant crocuses in masses under trees and shrubs or in lawns for a dramatic early spring start in your garden. They thrive in any well-drained soil in full to partial sun.

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'Bowles White' crocus
'Bowles White' crocus
Crocus sieberi 'Bowles White' bears snowy, chalice-shape flowers with deep yellow throats appear in early spring. It grows 2-3 inches tall. Zones 3-8
Fall crocus
Fall crocus
Crocus speciosus lives up to its name, producing blue flowers in October. It grows 4-6 inches tall. Zones 3-8
'Firefly' crocus
'Firefly' crocus
Crocus sieberi 'Firefly' offers lilac blooms that sport yellow throats and appear abundantly in late winter and early spring. The plant grows 2 to 3 inches tall. Zones 3-8
'Flower Record' crocus
'Flower Record' crocus
Crocus vernus 'Flower Record' produces large goblet-shape pale violet blooms that open above grasslike foliage. It grows 4 to 5 inches tall. Zones 3-8
'Goldilocks' crocus
'Goldilocks' crocus
Crocus chrysanthus 'Goldilocks' is an early-blooming variety that has bright golden-yellow flowers. It grows 2-3 inches tall. Zones 3-8
'Jeanne d'Arc' crocus
'Jeanne d'Arc' crocus
Crocus vernus 'Jeanne d'Arc' bears white flowers that each display purple feathering on the petals. It grows 4-5 inches tall. Zones 3-8
'Lilac Beauty' crocus
'Lilac Beauty' crocus
Crocus tommasinianus 'Lilac Beauty' offers lilac-blue flowers that gradually open to reveal showy, divided gold stamens. Flowers abundantly in early spring on plants that grow 2 inches tall. Zones 3-8
'Pickwick' crocus
'Pickwick' crocus
Crocus vernus 'Pickwick' is a large-flower variety with silvery lilac-striped blooms that appear abundantly in early spring. It grows 4 inches tall. Zones 3-9
Tricolor Crocus
Tricolor Crocus
Crocus sieberi f. tricolor bears lilac flowers banded with yellow and white. It grows 3 inches tall. Zones 3-8
'Yellow Mammoth' crocus
'Yellow Mammoth' crocus
Crocus vernus 'Yellow Mammoth' offers gigantic golden-yellow blooms that pop up in early spring and spread easily to spread a layer of sunshine under bare trees and shrubs. It grows 5 inches tall. Zones 3-8
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