The sparkling, clear white flowers have a bright orange pistil that’s obvious when the petals open wide. There’s a touch of deep purple at the base of the blooms. Heirloom, 1940.
One of the familiar and welcome giant spring Crocus, colorful companions for early Daffodils. They are terrific for bedding, rock gardens, shrub borders, and naturalizing in grass. Reserve a few bulbs to pot up and force, and you will soon be the bearer of sweet little gifts that are inexpensive yet rich with the promise of winter’s end.