Crocus seed is ready to harvest when the fluffy, white seed heads have lost their shiny appearance and are a dull white to gray colour. When touched the seeds fall into your hand.
Fresh picked crocus seeds have very high germination rates. Simply soak the seeds in water overnight. Pick up seeds by the tail and gently push the part containing the seed into the soil and leave the "tails" sticking out of the soil. Keep moist and germination should occur in a few weeks. If the tails of the crocus seeds spin when watered it is a sign that the seeds are germinating and the seedlings will be up soon.
June is the perfect time to plant crocus seeds. The seeds you plant today will bloom in a year or two. Your can purchase prairie crocus seed from Blazing Star Wildflowers online store.