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Scientific Name: Crocus cvs.
Pronunciation: KROE-kuss VUR-nuss
Common Name: Dutch crocus, crocus
Family Name: Iridaceae
Plant Type: Flowering pot plant, Herbaceous perennial
Key ID Features: Leaves mostly > 4 mm wide; flowers relatively large and begin to open about two weeks after those of C. chrysanthus.
Course(s): Level 3 Apprenticeship

Habit: Upright
Form: Columnar
Texture: Medium - fine
Mature Size:
Height:0.1 - 0.2m
Spread:< 0.1m
Origin: Europe
Hardiness Rating: Zone 3: (-40 to -34 C)
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil/ Growing Medium: Well-drained
Water Use: Moderate
Landscape Uses: Alpine, Attract beneficial insects, Container planting, Indoor plant, Perennial border, Rock garden, Spring interest
Additional Info: Species shown: C. vernus
Dutch crocus, crocus
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Grass-like
Arrangement: Basal
Texture/ Venation: Parallel venation, Soft flexible
Surfaces: Glabrous
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Linear
Apices: Acute
Bases: Sheathing
Margins: Entire

Inflorescence Type: Flowers solitary
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:3
Corolla Shape:Campanulate
Ovary Position:Inferior
Colour (petals): Showy, Yellow, Violet, White
Flower Time at Peak: Feb, Mar
Additional Info: six tepals

Fruit Type: Capsule
Fruit Colour: Brown
Fruiting Time: Apr, May
Additional Info: Fruit insignificant
Bark or Stem Colour:
Organ Modifications: Corms

Propagation: Division - below ground parts
Plant Care:
Optimal Temp.: Low indoor temperature
Light Level:Medium indoor light level
Pest Susceptibility: Rodents, Slugs or snails, ( Drought resistant )
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