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WHY GROW CROCUS? There’s always room for crocus! You can squeeze hundreds into empty scraps of space. They bloom when you’re hungriest for flowers. They multiply quickly. And their thin, wispy foliage disappears quickly.

CROCUS HISTORY – Native from Spain to Afghanistan, crocus have been cherished in gardens since at least the 1500s. Learn more.

TIPS FOR SUCCESS – Though they love sun, crocus can thrive in light shade under trees, shrubs, and perennials, and even in the lawn sometimes. Learn more.

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CROCUS TAPESTRY        Web-Only & Sampler
Herald the new year’s renaissance with this tapestry of purple, white, lavender, gold, and striped crocus. You’ll get 25 corms – 5 each of 5 of our gems – all individually labeled. For zones 4a-7b(8bWC).

For 2, 3, or more of each, order additional samplers.

COF27Add to basket:1/$17.502/$33.503/$484/$61.505/$75.50
C. angustifolius, CLOTH OF GOLD, 1587
Once known as the “Turkey crocus,” this small, early, vigorously multiplying charmer was grown in gardens by 1587 and appears in virtually every bulb catalog of the 1800s. Bees flock to it. Zones 4a-7b(8bWC), from Holland. Chart to compare.
CR01Add to basket:5/$1110/$20.5025/$47.5050/$88100/$163
JEANNE D’ARC, 1943        Web-Only
This multiple award-winning crocus is both vigorous and beautiful — a white so pure and luminous that it seems the embodiment of spring’s miraculous rebirth. C. vernus, zones 4a-7b(8bWC), from Holland. Chart to compare.
CR19Add to basket:10/$7.5025/$17.5050/$32.50100/$60250/$135
KING OF THE STRIPED, 1880
This long-loved Victorian king alternates mostly striped petals with mostly purple ones for a look that’s charmingly imperfect, like your grandmother’s patchwork quilt. C. vernus, zones 4a-7b(8bWC), from Holland. Chart to compare.
CR20Add to basket:10/$7.7525/$1850/$33.50100/$62250/$140
MAMMOTH YELLOW, 1665        Web-Only
Gotta have it! This is the most popular crocus of the past 300 years, a vibrant orange-yellow, like molten sun. C. x luteus, zones 4a-7b(8bWC), from Holland. Chart to compare.
CR05Add to basket:10/$725/$1650/$30100/$56250/$126
NEGRO BOY, 1910
Its name may be a troubling anachronism, but this old crocus is too special to let go extinct. It’s the world’s deepest, darkest crocus, with midnight purple petals set off by a heart of gold and a tiny edging of silver. All but lost, it was preserved by one far-sighted collector in Latvia. C. vernus, zones 4a-7b(8bWC), from Holland. Chart to compare.
CR30Add to basket:10/$12.5025/$2950/$54100/$100250/$225
C. tommasinianus PICTUS, 1914        Web-Only
Add some zing to your spring with this jewel-box crocus. Its soft lavender petals are tipped with deep purple for a glittering, almost polka-dotted effect. It’s not cheap, but it may be our most exciting crocus, and it self-sows happily! Zones 5a-8a(8bWC), from Holland. Chart to compare.
CR14Add to basket:3/$11.755/$18.5010/$3525/$79.5050/$147
C. tommasinianus ROSEUS, 1924        Web-Only
A PINK crocus? Not quite, but it’s the closest any crocus gets to pink, a soft lavender-rose that’s utterly unique. Adding to its charms, it opens its petals exuberantly in the sun, making a constellation of tiny pink stars that just gets better every year. Zones 5a-8a(8bWC), from Holland.
CR28Add to basket:5/$6.5010/$12.5025/$2850/$52100/$96
C. chrysanthus SNOWBUNTING, 1914
“If I could have only one crocus,” the great Southern gardener Elizabeth Lawrence wrote, “it would be this.” She praised it’s “pearly” buds opening in January in Raleigh, it’s golden throat, and its “delightful, strong, and musk-like” fragrance. And it’s equally fine up North! Zones 4a-7b(8bWC), from Holland. Chart to compare.
CR03Add to basket:25/$9.5050/$18100/$33.50250/$76500/$141
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