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Fall 2019

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The Species Crocus Grand Collection

Our invaluable collection of Species Crocus includes 50 each of C. chrysanthus Blue Pearl, C. chrysanthus Cream Beauty, C. chrysanthus Goldilocks, C. biflorus ssp. weldenii Miss Vain and C. tommasinianus Ruby Giant. Each variety is individually packaged and labeled. They all have graceful six-petaled, 4” tall flowers that open and close on sunny days, and grass-like foliage. Deer-resistant, they naturalize readily in well-draining soil and in full to partial sunlight. Species or Snow Crocus are the earliest Crocus to flower, about two weeks before their Large Flowering siblings. Species Crocus are the best for early spring lawn tapestries: hold off mowing the lawn until the foliage has died back. Drifts are also lovely in garden borders and rock gardens. They all have graceful six-petaled, 4" tall flowers that open and close on sunny days, and grass-like foliage. Deer-resistant, they naturalize readily in well-draining soil and in full to partial sunlight. They may be a target for squirrels that may dig up newly planted bulbs for a snack, or for transplant elsewhere. You’ll need about nine corms (bulbs) per square foot for a dense planting.

Bulb size: 5 cm/up. Full to partial sunlight. Bloom time in horticultural zone 5: Late March/early April. Plant 4" deep and 3" to 4" apart. HZ: 4-8. Height: 4". (Crocus are also good for forcing indoors over the winter. Pot them up in mid-October and precool them at a consistent, dark 38°F to 45°F for eight to ten weeks with moderate watering. Bring them into the house~they will bloom about four weeks later.)

Crocus are The Art & Soul of Spring.

Crocus Horticultural Tips        Stinze Plantings
Catalog #3189
250/$34.50 1000/$124.50 5000/$573.25 10000/$999.75

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