Some of the other things I like about crocus is they are relatively cheap to purchase. A small planting of a few dozen crocus can become a large clump in a couple of seasons. They come in a wide range of colors and are commonly available at local nurseries and big box stores.
So what is the down side? After an established clump is done blooming and the flowers fade away there will be grassy like foliage that may look untidy to some gardeners. The work around is to plant in close proximity to broad leaf perennials that will cover up the crocus foliage in June. Keep in mind that the crocus foliage needs to remain long enough for the corms or bulbs to regenerate. And then there is this . . .
My work around for this was to cut back as much of the perennial foliage in the fall as possible. Thus reducing habitat for the voles and increasing the likelihood of predation. Nothing brought more joy to my heart than seeing ermine, slinking through the flower beds, hunting voles in the winter.
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