Plant Family Guides: Crocus

 

Fragrant Crocuses

Most common crocus varieties have little or no scent, but a few of the choicer ones are quite fragrant. Here is a list of fragrant crocus, which will also fill your garden with their wonderful color and charm! Masses of them often produce a spectacular effect.

Crocus Types & Recommendations

When the crocuses pop up, winter is on the way out! Very few early-flowering bulbous, tuberous and cormous plants are as extensively planted as the Crocus. Indispensable for each and every garden, they join snowdrops, winter aconites and glory-of-the-snow as the very first heralds of spring.

Pretty Flowers for your Winter Garden

Most people celebrate daffodils as the harbingers of spring, without being aware that many other plants flower much earlier

Underplanting Roses with Low-Growing Spring Bulbs

Underplanting your shrub roses with a succession of flowers will reinforce the beauty of their romantic blooms and extend the flowering season of your mixed border.

Crocus chrysanthus (Snow Crocus)

Blooming well before the fat Dutch Crocus (Crocus vernus), Crocus chrysanthus (Snow Crocus) pokes through the bare earth or snow to cheer gardeners and capture their heart. This crocus, which grows wild in such places as Greece, produces smaller flowers than those of the familiar 'Dutch crocuses' but in greater numbers.

Crocus sieberi (Sieber's Crocus)

Vigorous, Crocus sieberi is a late winter-flowering crocus producing its charming flowers as the snow melts. Regarded by some as one of the most attractive crocuses, it is very hardy and ridiculously easy to grow, making long-lived clumps. Easily established, this crocus increases nicely over time, providing attractive splashes of color, like scattered gemstones sparkling on the ground!

Crocus vernus (Dutch Crocus)

One of the most popular species, Crocus vernus is an early spring blooming bulb that is widely grown in gardens or used for winter forcing.

Crocus tommasinianus (Early Crocus)

A welcoming sight with its soft lavender chalices in late winter and early spring!

Why Spring is Really Three Seasons

Consider this: spring is really three seasons - early, mid and late. You'll want to think about this when choosing what to plant each fall. Why?

Learn How To Plant And Care for Your Spring Flower Bulbs

 To achieve optimum flowering results, it is important to plant the bulbs at the right time.

12 Top Performing Spring Bulbs that Come Back Year After Year!

A sampling of top-performing bulbs that can be counted upon to perennialize -- and, if happy where you plant them, will most likely naturalize, too, to come back to bloom for years.