Snow Crocus is also known as Crocus chrysanthus and is one of spring’s earliest bloomers.  This crocus still blooms while snow is still in the ground.  They are quite hardy and will grow with a warm spell in the late winter and early spring.  If it snows afterward, don’t worry they will be alright.  Snow crocuses are native to the Balkans and Turkey.  They have smaller bulbs and blooms compared to Dutch crocus but produce more flowers.  Besides the smaller flowers, many of the snow croci have bi-colored petals and a yellow center. Snow crocus plants grow 3-4 inches. The flowers bloom in light but if it rains or gets dark, they will close up.  Some varieties of this plant even have a fragrance.  The plants will bloom earlier in the season if they remain in the ground versus being planted the previous fall.  The plants are easy to grow in well-drained soil in full sun to light shade.  Snow crocuses look great in a flower bed, rock gardens, under a tree, or along a walkway.  They can even be grown in the lawn and are deer resistant. Hardiness zones 3-9.

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  • gslotnick@yahoo.com Sep 28

    Is this a perennial? Thanks!

    It is a groundcover rose shrub that is hardy for zones 4 - 11. It does come back every year and is winter hardy.

  • mmsimpson1@insightbb.com Feb 22

    What zones can the California Lilac grow in. I live in zone 6, Kentucky. Thank you for helping me.

    The hardiness zones for this plant are 8 - 10.  There are different types of this plant so there might be one that works for you.  Here is more information.
    https://www.gardenia.net/plant-variety/ceanothus-california-lilac

  • rabisaqib88@gmail.com Mar 15

    I found this article worth reading.it really enhanced my knowledge. Thank you for sharing such an amazing content.

    Thank you for your kind comment.

  • vs@abanahomes.com May 03

    Not sure if this is the correct place to ask, but you seem to be knowledgable about the flowering plants.

    Most likely these two plants Lily of the valley and this flowering bonsai tree may share the same chemistry.

    Which fertilizer / condition do you recommend to bloom a flowering plant more? 

    Lily of the valley typically doesn’t need any fertilizer unless you have poor soil. If your soil lacks nutrients, you can add a slow-release granular fertilizer in the spring. For Bonsai plants, there is usually specific fertilizer for those plants.

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