crocus ‘Barr’s Purple’

Crocus ‘Barr’s Purple’ is the first of the tommasinianus family to flower and has a beautiful light purple color.

This crocus’ early bloom is a feast for the eyes in early spring with its six petals that gradate from¬†pale lilac to white, vibrant tangerine anthers, and grassy foliage.


Botanical Name
Crocus tommasinianus ‘Barr’s Purple’
Common Name crocus ‘Barr’s Purple’
Family Iridaceae
USDA Zone 3 thru 8
Light Requirement Full Sun to Part Shade
Season(s) of interest Spring
Height and Spread
3-6in x 3-6in (7-15cm x 7-15cm)
Flower Color Light Purple and white
Attracts Wildlife Pollinators
Additional Information  
Location in Lurie Garden
Southeast Light Plate, Northeast Light Plate