The crocus is one of the first flowers of Spring in the gardens. It even grows in cold regions of Northern Europe and Canada.
The crocus is a hardy plant with a bulb. There are 80 species as well as a great number of hybrids and various shapes. The bulbs originate from Europe, Northern Africa and Asia. They belong to the family of iris. Their beautiful colours vary a lot: lilac blue, mauve, purple, yellow and white. It is possible to divide the species and hybrids according to when they bloom, some appearing in Autumn. The elegant foliage generally presents a silver white stria and resembles herb.
The crocus is very hardy and even grows in Northern Europe, in Scandinavia and Canada. The bulbs should be planted in the early Autumn, in a fresh soil and in a sunny or half-shade location.
When these plants begin to appear in the gardens of Europe, Spring is coming really soon. They announce the season of flowers, even if sometimes they peep up from the snow.
Cultivars of Crocus Vernus and Crocus Flavus.
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