Crocus speciosus

Crocus speciosus

Photo/Illustration: 
Courtesy of White Flower Farm
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(Crocus speciosus)
Genus:  Crocus
This autumn-flowering cormous perennial bears long-tubed flowers in shades of violet-blue with deeper blue veins and divided, bright orange styles.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  Naturalizes easily in grass, as it increases rapidly by seeds and offsets.
Care:  Needs spring sun to store enough food to flower. Once the foliage has ripened, denser shade is not a problem, so choose companion plants carefully. Grow in gritty, poor to moderately fertile, well-drained soil.
Propagation:  Remove cormlets during dormancy.
Problems:  Mice, voles, and squirrels may feed on the corms. Birds may pick off flowers.

Overview

Height
Less than 6 in.
Growth Habit
Clumps
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Dry to Medium
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Self Seeds,
Showy Flowers
Bloom Time
Early Fall,
Fall
Flower Color
Island Paradise,
Salmon,
Niagara
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Naturalizing
Style
Rock Garden
Seasonal Interest
Fall Interest
Type
Perennials

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