Thursday, September 14, 2017

Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda Planted - Crocuses

Crocus vernus - mixed colors

Come spring, lots of folks slap themselves on the forehead saying, "I woulda, coulda, shoulda planted ____." You fill in the blank. If only they had planted those flower bulbs in fall, they would be enjoying them in spring. Here is one of my favorites that you should plant now.

Crocuses are among the earliest harbingers of spring.  Like little jewels, they sprinkle the dark moist earth and bring joy to those who find them.  "O, look!  A crocus!  And look, there are more!"

Name(s): Crocus vernus.

Flower Color: Mixed.

Bloom Time: Early spring.

Foliage: Herbaceous, green.

Height/Spread: Approximately 4 inches.

Climate Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Sun Exposure: Full sun to partial shade.

Soil Condition: Average, well-drained, pH 6.1 - 7.85

Planting Depth: 2 inches to 3 inches.

Features: Deer-resistant.

Uses: Perfect for container gardens and bulb gardens.

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