Flower Record Crocus in bloom
(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)
Height: 4 inches
Spacing: 3 inches
Hardiness Zone: 3a
Blooming for 3 weeks in early spring, this variety features large cup-shaped violet blooms with golden-orange stamens; very vigorous selection that is easy to grow and requires little to no maintenance; excellent addition to beds, borders or rock gardens
Flower Record Crocus has masses of beautiful violet cup-shaped flowers with gold anthers at the ends of the stems in early spring, which are most effective when planted in groupings. Its attractive grassy leaves remain forest green in color with prominent white stripes throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Flower Record Crocus is an open herbaceous perennial with an upright spreading habit of growth. It brings an extremely fine and delicate texture to the garden composition and should be used to full effect.
This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and should never be pruned except to remove any dieback, as it tends not to take pruning well. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Flower Record Crocus is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- Rock/Alpine Gardens
- Border Edging
- General Garden Use
- Naturalizing And Woodland Gardens
- Container Planting
Planting & Growing
Flower Record Crocus will grow to be only 4 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 3 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain low and dense right to the ground. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 5 years. As this plant tends to go dormant in summer, it is best interplanted with late-season bloomers to hide the dying foliage.
This plant should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. Consider covering it with a thick layer of mulch in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by multiplication of the underground bulbs; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.
Flower Record Crocus is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing a mass of flowers and foliage against which the larger thriller plants stand out. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.