Celebrating the Crocus
The sight of a crocus in springtime is a cause for celebration. You'll find these petite plants growing throughout the High Line.
This plucky purple crocus was among the first we've spotted this season. Here's to many, many more!
Crocus grow throughout the High Line, so you're more likely to come across this prolific member of the Iris family in our park this spring than you are a daffodil or snowdrop. Photo by Barry Munger
"Welcome, wild harbinger of spring! / To this small nook of earth;" —Bernard Barton, "To a Crocus"
We uncovered a new crocus variety on the High Line last March. Stop by the park between West 28th and West 30th Streets to see Crocus chrysanthus 'Ard Schenk,' a snow-white bloom with yellow stamen. Photo by Mike Tschappat
Golden Bunch crocus, Crocus ancyrensis ‘Golden Bunch,’ adds cheer to any garden. You'll find them growing on the High Line at West 14th Street.
One of the first spring bulbs to bloom on the High Line is Tommasini's crocus (Crocus tommassinianus).