Spring Beauty Crocus

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Romantic and riveting, there are Crocuses, and then there's the Spring Beauty Crocus (Crocus 'Spring Beauty')! These lovely lavender-and-eggplant blooms are as romantic as they are enthralling. This small but mighty Crocus is an elegant and fragrant way to celebrate spring's arrival year after year.

The Spring Beauty Crocus isn't ordinary by any means. Its blooms are tulip-shaped and offer more interest than most crocuses. Spring Beauty features lilac-blue exterior petals that are marked with high-contrast eggplant-colored flames. Its interior petals are soft and opulent lavender. And as this early-spring bloom's petals part, you're gifted with a tangerine orange stamen.

Its variegated green and silvery green striped foliage will create a lush and luxurious effect before and after it blooms. With colors like its namesake butterfly, the Orange Monarch thrives throughout USDA growing zones 3-8 and only grows 4-6 inches in height! Low-maintenance and hardy, these spring ephemerals naturalize and form polite colonies for bees and butterflies to enjoy!

Planting and Application:

These petite-but-showy blooms are perfect for front-of-the-border plantings and edging! They also sing as container plants and in drifts across your yard. They look darling along the edge of a garden bed or sidewalk. No matter where you plant yours, be sure they're in a spot where you can admire them day after day. They truly warm up the winter grays! Try forcing a few in pots and planters indoors for a winter treat!

Because of their demure size, Spring Beauty Crocus are great for small yards and tight spaces. Plant your Orange Monarch Crocus as a photo-worthy sea of orange that shines bright against your grass. When planted in the lawn, it's best to wait about six weeks after they've flowered to mow over them. Freely naturalizing and colonizing, Crocus fills in garden edges and pops up in drifts throughout the perennial and pollinator border and looks lovely planted as a mass planting along a woodland area or rock garden!

  • Early Spring Blooms
  • Pale Purple with Deep Violet Flames
  • Spikey Two-Tone Foliage
  • Fragrant Naturalizing Perennial Bulbs
  • Great in Containers, Lawns, Edging & Indoor Forcing

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Because they perform in full sun to partial shade, your options for where to plant this stunning beauty are quite open. Fall-planted bulbs need well-drained soil with moderate moisture needs. Any soil type is suitable so long as it is not soggy and add bulb fertilizer to each hole for best results. Deadhead after flowers fade, but let the leaves remain so they can make food for the bulb and next year's flowers!

  • Part Shade & Full Sun For Strongest Growth
  • Well-Drained Soil
  • Moderate Moisture Needs
  • Deadhead After Flowers Fade & Prune Mounds After Leaves Yellow
  • Deer Seldom Bother Them

While your neighbors may have Crocuses, very few if any, probably have Spring Beauty Crocus. These Crocuses are rather rare and hard to find! Crocuses are a must-have for any garden and Spring Beauty Crocuses are petals and stamen above the rest. Expect these rare blooms to go fast. Don't miss out on your Spring Beauty Crocuses and order now at Nature Hills. We will ship your bulbs based on the correct planting time for your area.

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

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0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Spring Beauty Crocus Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-9
Growing Zones 3-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Crocus 'Spring Beauty'
Mature Height 3 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Fast
Flower Color Purples, White
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Foliage Yellows
Spacing 2 - 3 inches