Snow Crocus (Crocus chrysanthus) in the Crocus Database

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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Leaves: Spring ephemeral
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Yellow
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Winter
Underground structures: Corm
Uses: Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Offsets
Other: Best planted in fall
Awards and Recognitions: RHS AGM

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Little Bulbs in the GardenLittle Bulbs in the Garden
March 31, 2015

The bulb catalogs have started arriving! And what a smart move, as we're all seeing those heralds of spring popping up with the melting of the snow. Usually, it's the big, bold blossoms that catch our eyes; the Tulips, Daffodils, and Hyacinths are what most of us think of when we think of spring bulbs. But don't overlook the diminutive little guys that, when planted thoughtfully, can provide stunning visual impact.

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Posted by Mindy03 (Delta KY) on Jan 25, 2012 12:14 PM

Valuable source of nectar and pollen for honey bees. The pollen color is light orange.

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