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King of the Striped Crocus

An Early Treat for Pollinators


We ship this item in Fall

  • SKU: 69720
  • Zones: 3-8
  • Height: 3 - 6 inches
  • Shade Requirement: Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Bloom Time: Blooms during the early spring.
69720-King of the Striped Crocus
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King of the Striped Crocus

It's not spring until the crocus blooms appear, and if you've got King of the Striped, it's going to be an especially lovely season. The beautiful bicolor pattern makes this pop against traditional monotone crocus blooms. It's a small plant, just the right size for a decorative pot or naturalizing in large drifts. Put it in a spot where the grass grows slowly, and while the grass is still getting ready for its season, King of the Striped will keep the area beautiful. Early pollinators will be happy for the food source, and when this crocus draws butterflies in, they'll be sure to visit your other early blooms too! It grows and naturalizes so easily, coming up and multiplying year after year with very little maintenance on your part. Also, deer hardly ever touch this crocus.
Product Details
  • Botanical NameCrocus vernus 'King of the Striped'
  • Ships As6-7 CM BULB
  • Height3 - 6 inches
  • Spacing2 - 4 inches
  • Spread2 - 4 inches
  • Light RequirementsFull Sun, Partial Shade
  • Color Descriptionpurple, white
  • Foliage TypeSmall, grasslike leaves
  • Bloom TimeBlooms during the early spring.
  • Flower FormSmall, purple and white flowers
  • Soil RequirementsUse well-draining soil
  • Growth RateFast
  • State RestrictionsAE AK GU HI PR
  • Zones3-8
  • Planting InstructionsPlant 2-3" deep and 2-4" apart

Shipping Information:

Plants, fertilizer and other supplies* will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping timeframes outlined below.

2019 Fall Shipping Schedule


  Bulbs, Potted Plants and &  

1A-6B 9/9/19 - 11/1/19
7A-10B 9/9/19 - 11/15/19
  Last Order Date   Zones 1-6: 10/28/19
Zones 7-10: 11/11/19

*Fertilizer and other supplies ordered apart from plant orders are typically shipped within 5 business days.

Other Notes:

We aim for your order to be in your hands at the ideal time to plant, every time. Our growers must anticipate their supply based on the season they expect. Our experts predict weather patterns as best they can to set suitable shipping windows for each growing zone. However, as any gardener knows, nature is not so predictable. The type of product you order, along with the weather in your area or ours, may affect the anticipated shipping schedule.

Based on the contents of your order, we always strive to ship the order complete and as early as possible. However, sometimes this may result in a delay of some items that are ready before others. Our customers have suggested that they would rather wait to receive their order as complete as possible. If you would like to receive part of your order ahead of time, please reach out to our customer service department and we can accommodate. Orders with large items may be shipped in more than one package. There is no extra charge if your order requires more than one package.

Bareroot perennials, trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until fully dormant. This promotes optimum transit conditions and provides your new plant with the best opportunity for success in your garden.

Trees and other oversize items cannot be shipped to PO boxes.

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Please note that we cannot ship outside of the 48 contiguous states.

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