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Crocus, Snow Crocus, Species Crocus
Crocus sieberi subsp. sublimis 'Tricolor'

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Crocus (KROH-kus) (Info)
Species: sieberi subsp. sublimis
Cultivar: Tricolor

Category:

Bulbs

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)

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

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

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Blue-Violet

White/Near White

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)

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:

Garberville, California

Chicago, Illinois

Ewing, Kentucky

Hebron, Kentucky

Skowhegan, Maine

Florence, Mississippi

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Greenville, North Carolina

Coshocton, Ohio

Toledo, Ohio

Van Wert, Ohio

Meshoppen, Pennsylvania

Salt Lake City, Utah

Morgantown, West Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:

No details have been posted.