Not just your normal spring in the garden, but a full spring in the Stravinsky style, with crocuses gushing from the earth in symphonic harmony, rain showers that abundantly bless the fields, and trees blooming from all branches. Crocus is a symbol of rebirth, anticipation of spring, the end of financial difficulties, innocence, joy, youth, joy, pleasure and happiness. Find these lush saffron flowers and often fragrant purple, blue, pink, red, yellow or white. The blue crocus is a flower of sadness, melancholy and nostalgia for yesteryear. There is another beautiful myth about the origin of the crocus flower. The story goes that Zeus and Hera were entwined on a shore on a beautiful day. Her love was so passionate that suddenly flocks of crocus flowers jumped around her. This legend immortalized the crocus as a symbol of passionate love and divine alchemy. One morning, spring glanced around the corner and dropped a crocus or two and a primrose or two. Blue lends itself as a wordless encouragement to a friend who is going through a difficult time. White is suitable for weddings, the birth of a child or sometimes funerals. And yellow serves to cheer someone up by spreading joy, energy or youth.
Saffron is the dried stigma (the female reproductive parts) of the saffron crocus (Crocus sativus). In the Middle Ages, the saffron crocus symbolized happiness, cheerfulness, joy and the spirit of hope. Healers prescribed saffron as a flower that brings joy and happiness. The saffron crocus was considered the flower of spring. Thanks to the principle of imitation magic, some believed that eating the flower could also end a period of depression or a dark night of the soul. Crocus flavus is a perennial herbaceous geophyte that grows from a tuber. Spherical tubercles are relatively large for a crocus species, and tunics have parallel fibers.  The number of chromosomes is 2N = 8 with 11 B chromosomes.
 Many flowers are emblems of gods and heroes. The symbol of a crocus flower can also be seen in folklore and spiritual traditions around the world. The crocus flower is mainly associated with the cheerfulness and joy associated with youth. This flower has an uplifting and joyful effect. Dreams of saffron flowers reveal the aspects of our lives that require an immediate solution. Dried crocus flowers placed under the pillow are used as a magic remedy for nightmares. Powdered and scattered throughout the house, they bring peace and blessings to the home. In another version of the myth, it was Crocus who avoided Smilax who drove her to despair. When Aphrodite saw Smilax`s miserable condition, she turned it into a connective herb. There is a third version of the myth, according to which Crocus was inconsolable after Smilax`s death. The two lovers were then turned into flowers.
Finally, there is a version of the myth that Crocus committed suicide after the gods forbade them to marry Smilax. Flora, the goddess of plants, turned lovers into flowers. Following tradition, the Greeks placed crocus and smilax flowers in their wedding bouquets. Crocus is considered a powerful herb in plant witchcraft. The saffron variety is used in love, wealth and abundance spells. When foods containing saffron are infused with love vibes, they ignite mutual feelings in the person consuming them. Saffron is also said to have the ability to combine with the energy of the moon. The crocus is sometimes associated with the goddess Eos or Aurora (the goddess of dawn) because the flower closes at night and opens at dawn. Dried crocus flowers stored in a bag are used as love pendants.
The word crocus is derived from the Greek kρόκος, which translates to saffron. The Latin version of the name is crocatus. Other sources claim that the word crocus has a Middle Eastern origin. It could be a fiber (a reference to the long stamens of the flower) or a yarn (due to the use of saffron as a textile dye). The root of the word crocus can be traced back to several words in other languages, including Arabic kurkum, Aramaic kurkama, Hebrew karkōm, and Sanskrit kunkumam. Peacock brocade, Nile water, yellow crocus, but once – at most twice. In Greek mythology, Crocus (Κρόκος) was a young mortal from Sparta who fell in love with the nymph Smilax. Although there are several variations of the myth, no story has a happy ending. One version says that after her initial craze with the crocus, Smilax grew tired of it and cast a spell, turning it into a crocus flower.
The saffron crocus has distinctive orange stigmas that symbolize Crocus` eternal and unrequited love for Smilax. Another legend tells that Crocus was a lover and companion of the Olympian god Hermes, a protector of traders, travelers and thieves. During a discus match, Hermès accidentally injured Crocus. Krokus` death had a devastating effect on Hermes, who then decided to turn his beloved`s body into a crocus flower. Among the varieties is Crocus flavus `Big Yellow` with large orange-yellow flowers.  The most eccentric etymological hypothesis combines the words crocus and crocodile. Thomas Fuller, a seventeenth-century social historian, wrote about the saffron crocus and crocodiles. In a word, the sovereign power of saffron is proven by the antipathy of crocodiles.
The crocodile`s tears are never true unless it is forced to grow saffron (hence its name χροχό-δειλος or fear of saffron),” Fuller concluded. The Greek witch Medea used saffron to seduce Jason. According to Homer, Jove and Juno`s fragrant love sofa was decorated with crocus flowers. It is also said that in ancient India, the bed of the newlyweds was covered with crocus flowers to ensure a harmonious relationship and lasting love. Then he descended and turned into a bull and exhaled from his mouth a 1721 crocus. As crocuses and other early-flowering flowers opened, green buds of cherry blossoms appeared Thursday in the tidal basin, reaching the first of five stages of development. Crocus comes from crocus, Greek for saffron – Crocus sativus. The name of the genus Crocus may also come from crocatus – Latin for saffron yellow. The meaning of crocuses varies, with the main symbolism being rebirth, cheerfulness, devotion or youth. The meaning of the crocus can also change depending on the color of the flower. As one of the first flowers to pierce its head into the ground each spring, the crocus flower is often seen as a harbinger of a new beginning.
As most varieties of crocuses bloom around Valentine`s Day, some sources associate the flower with this romantic love holiday. There is also a more direct connection between the crocus flower and St. Valentine, the third-century Roman saint. The story goes that the saint treated a blind girl with herbal ointments. The girl loved the saint, and the two often walked in the field. During these walks, the girl picked crocus flowers and made bouquets for her father. When St. Valentine was imprisoned and sentenced to death, he sent a letter to the blind girl containing a pressed yellow crocus. As soon as the girl opened the letter, she could suddenly see.
Since this happened on February 14, the crocus was associated with Valentine`s Day. Buddhist monks preferred to dye their robes yellow because they associated the importance of the saffron flower with humility and renunciation. Crocuses come in a variety of colors, including white, cream, yellow, pastel purple, purple, and purple. Some crocuses have stripes or feathers of different colors. There is a particularly strong symbolism for the colors white, purple, blue and yellow. Hyacinths, daffodils, tulips and crocuses can easily bloom in winter.