Crocus

Zone

3 – 8

Height:

3 – 6 inches

Light:

full sun to part shade

By: Meriel Bradley

Crocus flowers are some of the first to appear in spring and are a great early flower for the bees as they come out of hibernation.

They grow from corms and should be planted in the fall before the ground freezes. They do need well-draining soil to ensure the corms don’t rot and are happy in either full or partial sun.

In addition to the much-needed colour in spring, crocus plants will multiply and come back year after year.

They work well planted in groups and are perfect for borders, rockeries, and planters. 

Quick Facts

Grows well in both full sun and part shade

Zones 3 – 8

Plant in the fall for flowers in early spring

Needs well-draining soil

Plant in groups for the best show of flowers

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