Dutch Crocus, Spring Crocus
Crocus vernus 'Remembrance'

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Crocus (KROH-kus) (Info)
Species: vernus (VER-nus) (Info)
Cultivar: Remembrance
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Category:

Alpines and Rock Gardens

Bulbs

Perennials

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Purple

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Variegated

Smooth-Textured

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

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Garberville, California

Hawkinsville, Georgia

Stone Mountain, Georgia

Dearborn Heights, Michigan

Grand Rapids, Michigan

Akron, Ohio

Kinnear, Wyoming

Riverton, Wyoming

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Mar 26, 2004, ladyrowan from Garberville, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:

I planted these crocus, along with 'Jean d'Arc', and 'Pickwick' in my back lawn last fall, and was thrilled when they came up. Still a few weeks before my daffodils began blooming, and the rest of my garden was dormant. Planting crocus, or grape hyacinth in grass makes a great field of color in late winter, early spring. Just remember to let the green "grass" of the crocus die off before you mow, or set your mower to its highest setting, otherwise they won't get the energy then need to reproduce and come back next year.