Crocus fleischeri
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Crocus fleischeri

Crocus Species, Spring Bulbs, Spring Flowers


A very distinctive species, Crocus fleischeri is a cormous perennial boasting star-shaped, shinny white flowers with slender petals and a striking, bright orange, branched stigma that overtops the anthers. The throat is variable in color, ranging from yellow, orange, to brown and even blackish. Blooming in late winter to early spring, this elegant crocus species increases very well by offsets. It is a great choice for naturalizing, planted in drifts in the lawn or in clusters at the front of borders. Good for window boxes and patio containers. Native to Turkey and the Eastern Greek islands, Crocus fleischeri occurs naturally on open rocky slopes and sparse woodlands.

  • Growing up to 3-4 inches tall (5-7 cm), this beauty naturalizes easily and will come back year after year!
  • Easily grown in average, medium moisture, highly alkaline, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Water freely during the growing season. Keep completely dry in summer dormancy
  • Perfect in beds and borders, banks and slopes, Mediterranean gardens, rock gardens, cottage gardens, or containers.
  • To be planted in fall.
  • Crocus fleischeri is native from the eastern Aegean Islands to western and south western Turkey.

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Requirements

Hardiness 6 – 10
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Bulbs, Perennials
Plant Family Crocus
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early)
Winter
Height 3" – 4" (7cm – 10cm)
Spread 2" – 3" (5cm – 7cm)
Spacing 3" (7cm)
Depth 4" (10cm)
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Alkaline
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Garden Uses Banks and Slopes, Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 6 – 10
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Bulbs, Perennials
Plant Family Crocus
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early)
Winter
Height 3" – 4" (7cm – 10cm)
Spread 2" – 3" (5cm – 7cm)
Spacing 3" (7cm)
Depth 4" (10cm)
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Alkaline
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Garden Uses Banks and Slopes, Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage

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