Tommy crocus ‘Ruby Giant’

Crocus tommasinianus ‘Ruby Giant’ is an early blooming spring corm with stout dark purple flowers in early spring. Growing up to 3-6 inches tall, this beauty naturalizes easily and will come back year after year!

The genus name come from Krokos the ancient Greek name for saffron (Crocus sativus), which is one of the most ancient plant names. 

Botanical Name Crocus tommasinianus ‘Ruby Giant’
Common Name Tommy crocus ‘Ruby Giant’
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 Deep Purple
Attracts Wildlife Attracts Pollinators, Rarely Browsed by Mammalian Herbivores
Additional Information Not Native to the US Midwest. Horticultural origin
Location in Lurie Garden Northeast Light Plate

Average Flowering Time