Crocuses are a wonderful old-fashioned favorite, popular in Victorian times. Please note: Bulbs are sold only in the autumn of each year. We can only ship bulbs within the U.S.
The lovely Orange Monarch is the only truly orange crocus. Its golden orange blooms, dramatically splashed with dark burgundy striations, really do evoke a sighting of their namesake butterfly! Orange Monarch is also one of the earliest blooming spring flowers. It is delightful in beds, borders, and containers, and it can be planted in woodlands or lawns for a welcome bit of color in a late winter or early spring landscape. So hardy and just four to six inches tall!
(Crocus chrysanthus) Perennial in zones 3-8. Snow-white petals are brush stroked in eggplant purple, making for a delightfully dainty display in early spring. Plants reach 3 to 6 inches tall and look so lovely planted in clumps or en masse. These charming blooms return each year, a lovely harbinger of springtime.
(SHIPS SEPTEMBER 2022) Talk about a cash crop, the dried stigmas and styles of Crocus sativus are known as one of the most expensive spices by weight; now you can grow your own saffron in your garden. Saffron is revered for its unique flavor that has been described as a slightly metallic honey with hay notes. Saffron has a remarkable history; it is said that Cleopatra liked her bath scented with saffron. (Caution: Only the red stigmas are edible. The leaves, flowers and bulbs of this plant are poisonous if ingested. Do not take internally.)
DOES NOT SHIP OUTSIDE THE U.S.A.