Scientific Name: Crocus chrysanthus
Common Name: snow crocus, golden crocus
Family Name: Iridaceae
Origin: Europe
Hardiness Zone: Zone 4: (-34 to -29 °C)
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial
Mature Size: 0.1 - 0.2m x < 0.1m (height x width)
Habit: Open
Form: Vase
Texture: Medium
Landscape Uses: Attract beneficial insects, Bedding plant, Container planting, Perennial border, Small garden/space, Spring interest, Woodland margin
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil or Media: Rocky or gravelly or dry, Well-drained
Leaves: Simple, Basal, Soft flexible, Parallel venation, Glabrous, Lustrous, Linear, Entire
Flowers: Flowers clustered, White, Yellow, Violet, Purple, Feb-Mar
Fruit: Capsule, Brown, Apr-May
Key ID Features:
Leaves mostly <2mm wide; flowers open about 2 weeks before those of Dutch corocus.