Crocus chrysanthus /Snow Crocus, Golden Crocus

Crocus chrysanthus  / Crocus chrysanthus
Clump of crocus having just broken through the earth
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Clump of crocus having just broken through the earth


White flowering selection

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Scientific Name: Crocus chrysanthus
Common Name: Snow Crocus, Golden Crocus
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 Determine Your Zone
Height: Under 1 foot
Spread: to 1 foot
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White, Yellow, Blue, Various
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: This crocus is best adapted to the upper region of the country. It performs poorly in the Lower South. Crocuses can be one of the delights of late winter and early spring as they emerge as surprise plants growing in beds or in turf. Cup-shaped flowers in varying colors depending on variety are produced on short, succulent stems. They often bloom during the last snow flurry of the winter season. Under good conditions bulbs will naturalize. This species produces many more blooms than the larger Dutch crocus bulbs.