And Be Sure to Check Out These Two Fall-Blooming Crocus!

C. speciosus, ‘Conqueror’ crocus
C. sativus, ‘Saffron’ crocus

We’re excited to have these unusual crocus varieties to offer for the first time. They need to be planted early in the fall for first-year bloom, so it’s best to order early. Crocus speciosus ‘Conqueror’ has glowing violet-blue blossoms with bright orange centers that brighten autumn beds just as most plants are going dormant, often sending up flowers before their leaves emerge fully. And Crocus sativus, the saffron crocus, has been cultivated for millenia around the Mediterranean for their red-orange pistils which are used as a prized seasoning. The flowers are shades of lilac to purple flowers, and while it can take over 4000 blossoms to produce an ounce of saffron, it’s fun to grow some of your very own!