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So far, the crocuses are out there, a month late, and daffodils are finally exploding.
Here, the tulip hunter is rewarded with artistic compositions of tulips with their seasonal brethren, hyacinths, daffodils, crocuses and other springtime varieties.
Built by John, Second Duke of Montagu, in the 1770s, its colorful parade of snowdrops, crocuses, daffodils, and bluebells stretch from the house to as far as the moat.
Pollinator plants like crocus, primrose and snowdrops will bloom even when snow is on the ground.
The winter crocuses tend to produce flowers in bunches of two or three small blooms and lean toward softer colors of white, pink and lavender.
Repeat adding soil and bulbs alternatively, placing the smallest bulbs like crocus at the top, covered with another inch of soil.
Though saffron crocuses grow in Italy, Iran, India, and beyond, many chefs—including Jonathan Waxman and Yotam Ottolenghi—consider La Mancha saffron to be the best in the world.
Everyone thinks immediately of spring-flowering beauties like daffodils, tulips, hyacinths, and, of course, crocuses.
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A low-growing plant with a corm, the crocus belongs to the iris family. There are about 75 species of crocus. They are native to the Alps, southern Europe, and the Mediterranean and are widely grown for their cuplike blooms in early spring or fall. The spring-flowering sorts have a floral tube so long that the ovary is below ground, sheltered from climatic changes. Saffron comes from a species of crocus that is native to western Asia. The alpine crocus is the chief ancestor of the common garden crocus.
Origin and Etymology of crocus
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
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Definition of crocus for English Language Learners
: a small purple, yellow, or white flower that blooms in the early spring
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