Spring Beauty Crocus - Pack of 10

Spring Beauty Crocus - Pack of 10

Crocus minimus 'Spring Beauty'


$6.95
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Perhaps its name is an understatement because Crocus Spring Beauty is one of the loveliest low-growing plants to have in your garden. Seeming to spring up overnight, this large Crocus sports plenty of bowl-shaped lilac blooms that have a center cluster of gold. Each soft petal is edged with a thin cream line to create a stand out silhouette of more dramatic beauty in an early spring garden.

Before snow melts away, Spring Beauty pushes itself up from the frozen earth. For most gardens, its debut represents the first flower of the year. The upturned luminous lavender petals can spread two or three inches wide. Surrounding these gorgeous petals is bright green grassy foliage.

What a treat of expectancy to find a crocus during late winter. It is similar to finding an Easter egg letting you know spring has sprung in the richly intense colors. Make sure Spring Beauty lives up to its name by keeping it in full sun or light shade.

You can add Crocus Spring Beauty to a meadow garden, along pathways and the driveway for a spectacular spring show.

Planting Spring-Blooming Bulbs

With Wayside’s bulbs, growing gorgeous flowers is as easy as Dig, Drop, Done.


Dig:

The first thing you want to do is pick your spot and dig the hole for your bulbs. Avoid places with standing water, as this could cause bulb rot. A good rule of thumb when planting is to dig down 3 times the height of the bulb, but you should follow the specific instructions for your bulb. Make sure to space out your bulbs to give your plants the right amount of room to grow later.

Drop:

Now put your bulbs in the ground, pointy side up. For fall planting, be sure to get the bulbs in before the first frost. For spring planting, the time varies by plant. Afterwards, cover the bulbs with soil and then water them in. This helps wake the bulbs up from dormancy and get them growing again.

Now you’re Done!

Just sit back and wait, and in the spring your bulbs will sprout up and reward you with their beautiful blooms throughout the season. Growing flowers from Wayside bulbs really is that easy!


Videos courtesy of the Dig Drop Done Foundation.