Crocus (Crocus nivalis 'Tricolor') in the Crocus Database

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Common names:
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Give a thumbs up Species Crocus

Botanical names:
Crocus nivalis Accepted
Crocus sublimis Synonym
Crocus sieberi subsp. sublimis Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Leaves: Spring ephemeral
Flowers: Showy
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Underground structures: Corm
Uses: Will Naturalize
Propagation: Other methods: Offsets


Posted by critterologist (Frederick, MD - Zone 6b) on Apr 16, 2013 11:19 AM

I love these little guys! They come up early, with my snow crocus (C. chrys.), and the squirrels don't seem to bother them. Leaves and sometimes buds will get nibbled by bunnies, but much less an issue than with the giant crocus. I first came across them as a "Martha Stewart pick" -- and I see why she thought they were special. They've multiplied well at the edge of a garden (dry in summer), less well (but still persisted) in a grassy area. They open to reveal a cheerful sunny heart and close up again at night or on a cloudy day.

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Posted by Newyorkrita (North Shore, Long Island, NY ) on Oct 11, 2013 5:38 PM

Crocus sieberi Tricolor is such a cheerful spring flower. I love the lilac coloring and the color at the base of the open flowers. I only had a few of them. Had to buy more to plant this fall.

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Posted by Marilyn (Northern KY - Zone 6a) on Mar 26, 2015 12:04 AM

A beautiful and colorful crocus! I've grown a few of these before and they're a very special variety! They're so distinctive looking and all the colors complement each other in a wonderful and pleasing way. A cheery sight to see after a cold and snowy winter!

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