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Crocus vernus

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Spring crocus is a plant which belongs to the Crocus genus. The origin of this plant's scientific name epithet (vernus) means 'flowering in spring'.

Spring crocus grows as a perennial and is a flower / ornamental. Being a perennial plant, it tends to grow best over several years (approx 3 years and greater).

Spring crocus normally grows with a clump-forming habit to a mature height of 15.0 cm (that's 5.85 inches imperial). This plant tends to bloom in early spring.

Try planting Spring crocus if you'd like to attract bees to your garden.

As Spring crocus is a low maintanence plant, it is great for beginner gardeners and those that like gardens that don't need much overseeing.

This plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Spring crocus have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Spring crocus

Keep in mind when planting that Spring crocus is thought of as very hardy, so this plant will survive though longer winters with little or no damage.

See our list of companion Plants for Spring crocus to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.

Growing Spring crocus from seed

Transplanting Spring crocus

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Spring crocus is a very hardy plant.

How long does Spring crocus take to grow?

These estimates for how long Spring crocus takes to sprout, grow and harvest are from real observations from real gardeners, right around the world.

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Days to Germination How long does it take Spring crocus to germinate?
117 days

Average 117 days | Min 31 days | Max 3094 days (8)

Days to Transplant How long until I can plant out Spring crocus?
+ 494 days

Average 494 days | Min 494 days | Max 494 days (1)

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Spring crocus Etymology

The botanical epithet is from the Latin vernus meaning “flowering in spring”

Other names for Spring crocus


Crocus vernus (L.) Hill

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