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‘Tricolor’ Species Crocus
Crocus sieberi sbsp. sublimus f. tricolor Golden-orange throat banded with white makes a vivid center in these bright lilac-blue blooms. Sublimely striking whether in the garden or forced indoors. Sometimes the flowers emerge before the leaves. The flowers open wide and starlike in the sun. One to three scented flowers per corm. A vigorous species native to Greece and Crete.
2–3" tall. Very Early Spring blooms, Z4-8, 5cm/up bulbs.
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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