If you’re searching for a look that’s anything but subtle, plant a huge drift of Yellow Mammoth Crocus bulbs. Everyone knows that crocuses are the harbingers of spring, and these huge, deep yellow flowers shimmer in the sunlight. There’s nothing more reminiscent of the summer sun yet to come. In the language of flowers, crocus translates to cheerfulness, which is what these bright yellow darlings bring to the garden.
Hardy and drought tolerant, they multiply and return year after year. Growing just 4-6″ tall, they’re great planted beneath shrubs and deciduous trees, along walkways, and even in containers on patios, decks, and porches. Amazingly easy to grow.
Carefree and naturalizing. Attract butterflies, birds, and bees. Deer and rabbit resistant. Grow 4-6″ tall. Bloom in early spring.
Hardy in Zones 4-10
Planting tip: For a more natural look, plant crocuses in clusters rather than in straight lines. To achieve a naturalized look, crocuses can also be planted in the lawn. Toss handfuls of bulbs onto the desired area of the lawn and plant them where they fall. Just don’t mow the lawn until the leaves of the crocuses have died down.
Tete-a-Tete Daffodils have long been the most desired and popular of all miniature daffodils. Buttery yellow petals surround darker yellow cups of flowers that usually bloom two per stem. They're excellent grown in masses at the front of borders and beds, and their short stature makes them ideal for rock gardens. Enjoy a profusion of flowers whether you plant them in full sun or partial shade. Clip some to use in spring cut flower arrangements to brighten the indoor landscape also. Amazingly easy to grow. Carefree and naturalizing. Excellent cut flower. Deer, rabbit, and drought resistant.
Grow 3-6″ tall. Bloom late winter to early spring.
Hardy in Zones 3-9
Planting tip: For a more natural look, plant daffodils in clusters rather than in straight lines. To achieve a naturalized look, they can also be planted in the lawn. Toss handfuls of bulbs onto the desired area of the lawn and plant them where they fall. Just don't mow the lawn until the leaves of the daffodils have died down.