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Crocus vernus ‘Grand Maitre’ (Dutch Crocus)

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Giant Dutch Crocus ‘Grand Maitre’ is a cheerful sight with its large, cup-shaped, light violet-blue flowers adorned with brilliant orange stamens and stigma. Each corm can produce up to 2-3 blossoms. Extremely vigorous, long-lived and appropriate for naturalizing, this crocus belongs to the Crocus vernus group, known for its flowers that are larger than any other of the crocuses.

  • This crocus blooms for about 3 weeks in early spring. The calyx-shaped flowers open only when the sun shines or when there is a lot of light; they close up in rainy weather and at night. Did you know that crocus bulbs remaining in the ground will always bloom a bit earlier than the ones planted the previous year?
  • Growing up to 4-6 inches tall (10-15 cm), this beauty naturalizes easily and will come back year after year!
  • Easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun or light shade.
  • Stunning in beds, lawns, under trees, rock gardens, in front of shrubs, along walkways. Spectacular in large sweeping drifts. For optimal effect, 100 to 150 corms should be planted. If used in lawns, however, the grass may not be mowed until six weeks after the crocuses have bloomed. If mowed earlier than this, the newly forming cormlets (developing on top of the mother corm) will not become large enough to flower next year. Great for forcing!
  • To be planted in fall.
  • Crocus vernus is native to the Alps, the Pyrenees, and the Balkans.

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Requirements

Hardiness 3 - 8
Heat Zones 1 - 8
Climate Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Bulbs
Plant Family Iridaceae
Genus Crocus
Common names Crocus
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early)
Height 4" - 6"
(10cm - 15cm)
Spread 2" - 3"
(5cm - 8cm)
Spacing 3" (8cm)
Depth 4" (10cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Attracts Bees
Garden Uses Banks And Slopes, Beds And Borders, Patio And Containers
Garden Styles Prairie and Meadow, Informal and Cottage, Gravel and Rock Garden, City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden
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Crocus ancyrensis ‘Golden Bunch’ (Snow Crocus)
Crocus chrysanthus ‘Herald’ (Snow Crocus)

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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.
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Requirements

Hardiness 3 - 8
Heat Zones 1 - 8
Climate Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Bulbs
Plant Family Iridaceae
Genus Crocus
Common names Crocus
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early)
Height 4" - 6"
(10cm - 15cm)
Spread 2" - 3"
(5cm - 8cm)
Spacing 3" (8cm)
Depth 4" (10cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Attracts Bees
Garden Uses Banks And Slopes, Beds And Borders, Patio And Containers
Garden Styles Prairie and Meadow, Informal and Cottage, Gravel and Rock Garden, City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden
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Do I Need?
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