Crocus is a genus of flowering plants in the iris family, Iridaceae. These plants are known for their beautiful, colorful flowers and are popular ornamental plants in gardens and landscapes. Crocuses are relatively easy to grow and can thrive in various soil types, as long as the soil is well-drained. They prefer sunny locations but can also tolerate partial shade. After the blooming period, the plants go dormant, and their leaves wither away. The corms remain underground until the next growing season. Overall, crocuses are delightful additions to any garden, providing an early burst of color and signaling the arrival of spring.