Crocus chrysanthus Blue Marlin

New! One of the first new Crocus chrysanthus generation available, it is pale lilac with exterior grape veins and striations and a lilac-white interior with a small golden-yellow center. Species or Snow Crocus are the earliest Crocus to flower, about two weeks before their Large Flowering siblings. Species Crocus are the best for early spring lawn tapestries: hold off mowing the lawn until the foliage has died back. Drifts are also lovely in garden borders and rock gardens. Blue Marlin has graceful six-petaled, 4" tall flowers that open and close on sunny days, and grass-like foliage with narrow, median silvery stripes. It has a rather smooth (annulate) tunic. Deer-resistant, they naturalize readily in well-draining soil and in full to partial sunlight. They may be a target for squirrels that may dig up newly planted bulbs for a snack, or for transplant elsewhere. You’ll need about nine corms (bulbs) per square foot for a dense planting. Crocus Class: Species. Bulb size: 5 cm/up. Full to partial sunlight. Bloom time in horticultural zone 5: Late March/early April. Plant 4" deep and 3" to 4" apart. HZ: 4-8. Height: 4". (Crocus are also good for forcing indoors over the winter. Pot them up in mid-October and precool them at a consistent, dark 38°F to 45°F for eight to ten weeks with moderate watering. Bring them into the house~they will bloom about four weeks later.)

Crocus are The Art & Soul of Spring.

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25 bulbs $14.75
50 bulbs $25.75
100 bulbs $37.50
200 bulbs $72.75

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