‘Ruby Giant’ Species Crocus

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‘Ruby Giant’ Species Crocus

Crocus tommasinianus Deep purplish red slender flowers with a lighter base and margins. Pointy petals, 1-2 flowers per corm, and a very pronounced white stripe on the leaves. Doesn’t compete well in grass, but easily reseeds itself and forms colonies in gardens. Large, almost as large as the Jumbos, vigorous and free-flowering.

Called Woodland Crocus and native to Bulgaria and Dalmatia, this species is the crocus most tolerant of moisture during the dormant period.

3–4" tall. Very Early Spring blooms, Z3-8, 5cm/up bulbs.



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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

Spring Crocus provide a burst of color in early spring as well as food for bees. Once established, crocus can spread by “cormlets” and seed in well-drained areas. Foliage of low-growing varieties fades before the grass needs mowing.

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.

In his award-winning book The Holistic Orchard, Michael Phillips recommends 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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