Scotch Crocus

Crocus biflorus

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Although Bernard McMahon sent him twelve 'Cloth of Gold' Crocuses in 1812, Jefferson never recorded their appearance or planting in his Garden Book. Today, Scotch Crocus and 'Cloth of Gold' grow on the estate and present a nice late-winter show of yellow and violet on Monticello's West Lawn. A native of Eastern Europe and parts of the Middle East, crocus will grow up to six inches and prefers partial sun.

Growth Type: Bulb Color(s): Yellow, Purple Hardiness Zones: 5 - 9 Location at Monticello: West Lawn Planting Conditions: Full and Part Sun Map it: 38.010477,-78.452601

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Blooming Dates 2001: Jan 1 – Jan 12002: Feb 21 – Apr 12003: Feb 28 – Mar 312004: Feb 13 – Mar 292005: Feb 9 – Apr 52006: Mar 1 – Mar 312007: Mar 7 – Mar 282008: Feb 14 – Apr 42009: Mar 2 – Apr 102010: Feb 22 – Apr 62011: Feb 8 – Apr 52011: Feb 8 – Apr 52013: Jan 29 – Apr 112014: Feb 22 – Apr 11