Dutch Crocus, Spring Crocus
Crocus vernus 'Pickwick'

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

Bulbs

Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 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 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

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

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Violet/Lavender

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Foliage:

Variegated

Silver/Gray

Smooth-Textured

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

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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Vincent, Alabama

Juneau, Alaska

Seward, Alaska

Garberville, California

Mountain View, California

San Leandro, California

Hawkinsville, Georgia

South China, Maine

Greensboro, Maryland

Dearborn Heights, Michigan

Detroit, Michigan

Pinconning, Michigan

Tecumseh, Michigan

Brunswick, Missouri

Omaha, Nebraska

Munsonville, New Hampshire

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Croton On Hudson, New York

Raleigh, North Carolina

Akron, Ohio

Dayton, Ohio

Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania

Salt Lake City, Utah

Bellevue, Washington

Beaver Dam, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Mar 12, 2004, ladyrowan from Garberville, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:

I have different colors planted throughout my lawn, which adds a shock of purple, white and yellow at the end of winter. Absolutely amazing, although difficult digging in my rocky ground.

Positive

On Aug 31, 2002, Weezingreens from Seward, AK (Zone 3b) wrote:

When the sun starts to melt the snow from the south side of our house in early spring, crocus begin to peak their buds up through the straw mulch. They are the first heralders of Spring here in Southcentral Alaskan flower beds.