‘Dorothy’ Species Crocus

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‘Dorothy’ Species Crocus

Crocus chrysanthus Bright deep orange-yellow inside with a light feathering of bronze on the base outside.

3–4" tall. Very Early Spring blooms, Z3-8, 6cm/up bulbs.



6425 ‘Dorothy’
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Price
A: 20 for $6.70  
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B: 100 for $23.10  
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C: 400 for $78.40  
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Additional Information

Snow Crocus

Also called Golden Crocus, this is the best-known small crocus species. Bears up to 4 fragrant flowers per corm, with rounded petals. Native to Greece, Turkey and the Balkans.

Spring Crocus

A classic for early spring color that also provides early food for bees. One of the most popular genera, they are welcome precursors of spring—colorful, long-lived, and easy to grow. Their waxy coat allows them to bloom even through a late snow. Flowers open wide in bright sun and close up at night and on grey days.

Once established, crocus can spread by “cormlets” and seed in well-drained areas. Foliage of low-growing varieties fades before the grass needs mowing.

In his award-winning book The Holistic Orchard, Michael Phillips recommended planting crocus in the orchard to help attract and retain native orchard mason bees. Crocus provide a pollen source before the fruit trees bloom.

Descriptions and Codes

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