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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.

CROCUS TAPESTRY        Web-Only & Sampler

Herald the new year’s renaissance with this tapestry of 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). Crocus care.

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

COF-27
1/$19
2/$36.50
3/$52
4/$67
5/$82
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. Formerly C. susianus, zones 4a-7b(8bWC), from Holland. Chart & care.
CR-01
5/$12.50
10/$23.50
25/$54
50/$100
100/$185
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 & care.
CR-19
10/$8.25
25/$19
50/$35.50
100/$66
250/$149
KING OF THE STRIPED, 1880        Web-Only
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 & care.
CR-20
10/$8.25
25/$19
50/$35.50
100/$66
250/$149
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 & care.
CR-05
10/$7.75
25/$18
50/$33.50
100/$62
250/$140
NEGRO BOY, 1910        Rarest
Although its name may be a troubling anachronism, 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. C. vernus, zones 4a-7b(8bWC), Holland. We’re sad to report that the last commercial grower of this incredible crocus has quit growing it – and without warning, which means we had no chance to pass corms on to another farmer. It survives at the Hortus Bulborum, but it may be years before we can offer it again.
PAULUS POTTER, 1920        It’s Back!
“Ruby-purple,” says Roy Genders. “Almost magenta,” says E.A. Bowles. “Splendid!” says Louise Beebe Wilder. This vibrant, vanishing jewel – lost to us for years but now back thanks to one determined Dutch grower – is the rosiest purple of all the traditional crocus. (To enjoy it even more, learn about the painter it’s named for.) C. vernus, zones 4a-7b(8bWC), from Holland. Chart & care.
CR-07
5/$6.50
10/$12.50
25/$28
Limit 25, please.
C. tommasinianus ROSEUS, 1924        
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. Chart & care.
CR-28
5/$7
10/$13
25/$30
50/$56
100/$104
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 & care.
CR-03
25/$10.50
50/$20
100/$37
250/$84
500/$156
C. tommasinianus, TOMMIES, 1847        
Self-sowing like wildflowers, these soft lavender pixies will sprinkle themselves through your garden and into the lawn. Rated “most rodent-resistant” by the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, they’re hardy to zone 5 (some say 3) and they’re the best crocus for the South. Zones 5a-8a(9aWC), from Holland. Chart & care.
CR-12
10/$8.50
25/$19.50
50/$36.50
100/$68
250/$153
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