'Spring Beauty' arises when snow still covers the ground in many climates, pushing up through the frozen earth to become the first flower of the year in most gardens. And such flowers they are -- bowl-shaped, upturned, with luminous lavender petals edged in creamy white. Expect them to reach 2 to 3 inches wide, and to be surrounded by grassy foliage of bright green.
Finding a crocus in the late winter or early spring garden is as exciting as finding an Easter egg, and 'Spring Beauty' is particularly richly colored. The petals are incurved at the tips, for a rounded effect that is most attractive. Best in full sun, this plant also thrives in light shade, and is a fine addition to the planting around the mailbox and other high-traffic spots, where its beauty is certain to be admired at close range!
'Spring Beauty' spreads just 4 to 6 inches wide, compact enough to tuck into the most crowded bed. Get your garden off to a spectacular start each spring -- add this crocus to the sunny border, meadow garden, and along the driveway and paths! Zones 3 to 8. Pack of 10.