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Crocus, ‘Pickwick’

‘Pickwick’ is a large flowering crocus that produces several upright, cuplike, silver-lilac flowers with darker lilac stripes on stems rising to 4-6″ and basal, grass-like leaves. Versatile and easy to grow. Blooms shortly after snowdrops,¬†Galanthus. Naturalizes well. Since Crocus are always the first flowers out in the spring, they are a delight to see glistening in the sun. Their vibrant colors are sure to bring you joy! Crocus are ideal for naturalizing and may be planted anywhere in your landscape, in sun or shade, along borders, in groups along a fence or around a tree or mailbox.

Brings early spring bloom to the landscape. Mass in lawns, under trees or in sunny woodland areas. Large sweeping drifts can be spectacular. Also may be grouped in beds, borders, rock gardens, in front of shrubs, along walks, in naturalized areas or in various other small spaces around the home. Crocus look best in mass plantings. They are some of the earliest blooming bulbs in the spring, and a signal that winter is ending. Crocuses are resistant to insects and disease.

Plant Details +

Height 4-6"
Spacing 4"
Hardiness Zones 3-8 for most, very hardy
Exposure Full sun to partial shade
Foliage Green
Flower White and purple striped
Bloomtime Early Spring

Planting/Care Instructions +

Planting Instructions: This product should be planted immediately after received in the fall. In extremely warm climates, plant when the ground cools. You may plant earlier or later as long as the ground is not too warm or frozen. 1. Dig a hole 1-2 inches deep or 2 times the height of the bulb. 2. Set the bulbs firmly in place, with the pointed ends facing upward. 3. Cover the bulbs with soil and water thoroughly. Grow in informal groupings of 5 or more bulbs. Plant bulbs in fall 1-2 inches deep or 2 times the height of the bulb and 4" apart in well-drained soil with plenty of humus. Remove old flowers leaving as much stem and foliage as possible until they die down.