|Crocus often burst through the snow in late winter and provide carpets of color when little else is stirring. Spring- and fall-blooming crocus species extend the variety and season of bloom and deserve to be more widely planted. Leaves are grass-like and appear with, or after, the large flowers. These popular Dutch hybrids come in many varieties, including bicolor and striped selections. One species, Crocus sativus, is the source of saffron. Excellent along pathways, between stepping stones, in containers and rock gardens. Most effective when naturalized in drifts in open woodland and lawns, or beneath deciduous trees and shrubs. Best in cold winter climates planted in full sun, or in hot summer areas, in partial shade. Allow foliage to fully mature and die down before pruning to ensure future bloom and development of plant colonies. You can force corms to bloom in winter by starting them indoors.
Colorful goblet-shaped flowers bloom early. 1 to 4 flowers appear on each plant. Plants will naturalize in grassy areas. Divide clumps in early autumn.
Attributes - Crocus chrysanthus 'Yellow Mammoth'
Plant Type: Bulb
Bloom Season: Late Winter through Mid Spring
Flower Color: Yellow
Height: 3 in. to 4 in.
Width: 4 in.
Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun
Climate: Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Notes: Thrives in Wet Soil. Showy Flowers. Susceptible to Aphids, Beetles, Caterpillars, Rust, Scales.