Crocus Zonatus or Crocus kotschyanus
Fall is such a wonderful time to be in the garden. The colours and textures of the season are so
rich and warm.
A wonderful plant that one might not know about is Crocus zonatus or Crocus kotschyanu. It is
more commonly referred to as 'Fall Flowering Crocus'. It has beautiful pink blossoms with white
painterly centres and golden stamens and stands approximately 10 centimetres
tall. It is best planted in the
early fall to ensure late fall blossoms, the same season!
In following years its leaves will appear in spring, die back to replenish
the corm, remain dormant throughout the summer and then bloom again in the
It is great planted among low groundcover or in front of low
lying shrubs. Like with most bulbs plant
them 3 times deeper than their length.