Blue Marlin Crocus
Bulb. Z3. 2-4” tall. Blooms late winter/early spring. Compost-improved soil.
The Blue Marlin species crocus is one of the earliest to flower. Pale lilac blossoms with a small golden-yellow center. It is quite hardy, surviving very cold weather and heavy snowfall. Good for forcing indoors. Deer and rabbit resistant. Lovely in rock gardens and along pathways or on borders. Early fodder for hungry bees. May interplant in lawns. In a perennial garden, best planted in drifts of 20 or more. Lovely with iris reticulate.