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PlantFiles: Corsican Crocus
Crocus corsicus

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Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Crocus (KROH-kus) (Info)
Species: corsicus (KOR-sik-us) (Info)

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Category:
Bulbs

Height:
under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:
3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Hardiness:
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)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Violet/Lavender

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring
Mid Spring

Foliage:
Blue-Green
Smooth-Textured

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
This plant is resistant to deer

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

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

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive Howard_C On May 12, 2004, Howard_C from St John's, NL wrote:

Although its native habitat is at low altitudes in Corsica the Corsican Crocus has survived in our St John's, Newfoundland (Can zone 5b) garden since 1979, with occasional lifting and replanting to keep the soil quality up. The mix is sandy and the site exposed and well drained. It's definitely a rock garden crocus, not one for the border or lawn.

One of our delights in early spring (mid-April) is to see the striped buds poking up like a bunch of snake's heads. In a few days the flowers will open up in the sun showing the wonderful contrast of purples and lilacs in the tepals and orange and yellow in the styles and anthers. They go on flowering for longer than most spring crocus species here.

Regional...

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

Garberville, California



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