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Scotch Crocus

Crocus biflorus

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: 
Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Location at Monticello: 
West Lawn
Planting Conditions: 
Full and Part Sun
Blooming History: 
2002 Feb 21 to 2002 Apr 12003 Feb 28 to 2003 Mar 312004 Feb 13 to 2004 Mar 292005 Feb 9 to 2005 Apr 52006 Mar 1 to 2006 Mar 312007 Mar 7 to 2007 Mar 282008 Feb 14 to 2008 Apr 42009 Mar 2 to 2009 Apr 102010 Feb 22 to 2010 Apr 62011 Feb 8 to 2011 Apr 52011 Feb 8 to 2011 Apr 52013 Jan 29 to 2013 Apr 112014 Feb 22 to 2014 Apr 112015 Mar 9 to 2015 Apr 1
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