Dutch crocuses never fail to surprise the eyes after a long winter. Freely planted, they proclaim that spring is on its way. Hokus Crocus is a blend of large, goblet-shaped flowers in white, purple and white striped with purple. Introduced 1996.
|Quantity||Price per bulb|
|100 to 900||$ 0.27|
|1000 to 4900||$ 0.21|
|5000 or more||$ 0.19|
|Botanical Name||Crocus vernus|
|Catalog Page (2020)||127|
|Flower Color||White, Purple and White striped Purple|
|Bloom Time||Very Early|
|Sunlight||Full or Part|
|Good for Naturalizing||✓|
|Depth of Planting Hole||3 inches|
|Spacing||3 inches apart|
|Density||8-9 per sq. ft.|
To find the number of bulbs you need, determine the square footage of the planting area and enter it in the box.
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Plant in full sun or partial shade and well-drained soil. For earliest bloom, put crocuses in a sunny, protected location—against the south-facing foundation of a house, for example. Can be planted in a lawn if you’re willing to hold off on mowing until the foliage begins to yellow.
Spring-flowering bulbs must be planted in the fall. They need cool soil to make roots before the onset of winter. Cool fall weather arrives at different times from north to south and from high elevations to low.
Please note that the temperature of the soil lags behind the air temperature. You can generally plant later than the windows provided in this map. As long as the ground is not frozen, you can still plant.
|Southern Limit||8b *|
|Western Limit||10b *|
|* Prechill in Zones 7b and warmer in the South, Southwest and California|
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