Collection: Crocus Bulbs

Many Crocus are cultivated for their flowers appearing in autumn, winter, or spring. Crocus can be found on multiple continents and in a variety of climates. This fall-planted favorite has long provided gardeners the vibrant color they crave on the heels of the drab winter months. Crocus bulbs are best planted in abundance, and are often used as a colorful ground cover. A few customer favorites are Blue Pearl, our Large Flowering Mix, and Species Mix, while Saffron Crocus steals the show with it's edible stigmas!

Growing crocus in the garden

  • 10+ crocus bulb varieties
  • Spring garden favorites
  • Makes an excellent ground covering
  • Thrives in full sun or partially shaded areas

Growing crocus in the garden

  • 10+ crocus bulb varieties
  • Spring garden favorites
  • Makes an excellent ground covering
  • Thrives in full sun or partially shaded areas

Best selection of crocus bulbs online

It should be noted that crocus bulbs are not actually bulbs, but in fact, they are corms. The best way to describe a corm is a fleshy, bulblike base of a stem. Crocuses are incredibly hardy plants that belong to the amaryllis family. They are chiefly native to the Mediterranean region, although their popularity has brought them to many different parts of the world. The colors of crocuses varies enormously, although mauve, yellow, white, and lilac are the most predominant. The flowers are small and cup-shaped, with a salverform flower that tapers off into a narrow tube. The grass-like leaves have a white stripe down the center. These blooms are so popular in part due to their early blooming nature- sometimes they even emerge through snow as an enterprising harbinger of spring.

Popular crocus bulb varieties

Some popular varieties include Blue Pearl Crocus, Blue Moon, Remembrance, and of course, the ever-so-useful Saffron Crocus. For even more unique and unusual colors, check out Orange Monarch with its bright tangerine blooms. If you can't decide on just one, we offer a selection of crocus mixes that provide a harmonious blend of beautiful spring colors.

Your guide to planting crocus bulbs

Crocuses have a preference towards sunny spots, but will usually tolerate some filtered shade. Typically, crocus bulbs are planted by the hundreds or even thousands to achieve a blanket of lush ground cover, or bright borders. Plant the bulbs very densely to achieve maximum effect. Standard planting instructions are usually two to three inches apart and two to three inches deep. For large areas, we recommend digging light trenches and spacing the bulbs in compact rows. Be sure that the pointy side is planted facing up and the root side is facing down. Once you have planted your crocuses, it is recommended to add fertilizer and/or bulb food. Water moderately until frost. As with all flower bulbs, crocus bulbs will usually reward a little extra care in the fall with larger and bolder blooms in the springtime. Once they are established, crocus bulbs need not be disturbed for years. In fact, as long as they flower freely, it is best to leave them alone.

For more information about planting, growing, and caring for crocuses, see the Crocus Bulbs Planting Guide.