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Growth Type Bulb
Hardiness Zones 5-9
Planting Conditions Full and Part Sun
TJ Documented Plant Yes
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.

Visit Monticello’s Online Shop to check for seeds or plants of Scotch Crocus.

Typical Blooming Dates: February - March
Blossom Color(s): Purple
Location at Monticello: West and East Lawns