Crocus ‘bulbs’ are sold all across the internet. But actually crocuses grow from tubers, just like dahlias do. Crocus tubers, however, are much more hardy than dahlia tubers. This means you will not have to worry about you crocus tubers surviving the winter and blooming in spring.
Crocus bulbs require very little attention after being planted, which is way there are often planted in public parks. Crocuses will give you a lovely show of spring colour without demanding much in return.
Crocus Bulbs in your Garden
Crocuses bloom in early spring. Depending on the temperature, they can appear in March or even February. In fact, only snowdrops will appear before the crocuses will. The fact that they are early bloomers has certainly contributed to crocuses popularity, as they are seen as a herald of spring. Seeing the first crocuses appear always makes people happy. While crocuses are not demanding plants, it is advisable to plant them correctly so that they can perennialize properly. This means that you can continue to enjoy your crocus tubers for years to come. Read more about planting crocus bulbs here.