Crocuses Blooming- A Sure Sign That Spring Is Coming

Crocuses breaking through the grass

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Crocuses are one of the first flowers to bloom in the spring. The slight flowers arrive dressed in lavender, yellow, purple, cream, and white. Being a tiny, delicate flower, how can it withstand the harsh elements of snow and cold temperatures? Here are some fun facts about these firstlings.

Where Do They Grow?

Crocuses grow in zones 3-8. That’s a lot of America! They thrive in full sun or partial shade. They enjoy pathways or rocky terrains. The flowers prefer well-drained soil [1], but they do grow in sandy or clay soil.

When Do They Bloom?

Crocuses bloom best after a cold winter. When the ground is beginning to soften, suddenly, these little bursts of color come forth. They do not grow tall, only 3-6 inches. But they do have a tendency to spread. Crocuses do not need pruning. They die off before most plants grow in the spring.


Crocuses are not known for their diseases; they lifespan is too short. However, ground animals like chipmunks and squirrels may dig up the bulbs for eating.

That’s about all there is to know about the flower. They are short lived, an item to be enjoyed before the full bloom of spring arrives.


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