If you are looking to make a large early spring bloom impact this purple and white crocus mix is just the mix for you. Crocus bulbs are also excellent attractors of beneficial bees, butterflies, and birds. Purple and white Crocus is an economically guaranteed delight in this pack, which is just enough to get you started with your newest favorite bloom. For starters, it should be noted that crocus bulbs are not officially flower bulbs at all, but rather, corms. A corm is best described as a “fleshy, bulblike base of a stem”, but to most gardeners, this distinction is a mere technicality and for the sake of this discussion we will refer to them simply as “bulbs”. Crocuses are hardy plants. They’re some of the first flowers to pop their heads through the winter snow. Crocuses are classified as hardy perennials, which means that they come back every year and hold up well in colder conditions. Crocus bulbs continue to grow in popularity, not least because they are among the easiest of the fall planted bulbs to cultivate. Crocuses prefer sunny spots, but will also usually tolerate some filtered shade. As crocus bulbs are typically planted by the hundreds or thousands to produce a lush groundcover or border, plant the bulbs very densely to achieve maximum affect. If planting a large area, we recommend digging light trenches and spacing the crocus bulbs in compact rows. The crocus bulb (or corm) should be planted pointy side up and root side down. Once planted, crocus bulbs require little or no maintenance or upkeep. Crocus bulbs need not be disturbed for some years. In fact, as long as they flower freely, unless an increased stock is desired, they should be left alone. The other primary beneficial attribute of crocuses is that they are incredibly early bloomers – even emerging sometimes through snow as an audacious harbinger of spring!