Should I let the soil dry completely since they’re prone to bulb rot? Submitted by kevin on October 6, 2016 - 4:36pm. Light: Full sun or part shade. As a bonus, deer, squirrels, and rabbits rarely bother early little crocus corms. Thanks! Submitted by The Editors on February 6, 2018 - 9:04am. That’s the suggestion of this study of bulbs for Kentucky gardeners: http://www.uky.edu/hort/sites/www.uky.edu.hort/files/documents/5204sprin... see the chart on page 3, and not the March dates at the top. You planted the crocuses with plenty of space. At this point in time, they have finished storing energy for next year’s bloom. Appearing long before the leaves, they are borne on white stems. 3-4" tall. Submitted by Mary Ann Wilson on April 23, 2018 - 8:15am. There may be other factors but these are relatively common ones. Crocus: Fall Planted Perennial Bulb Planting Bulbs in Fall: Because your bulbs will probably be left where you plant them for several years, good soil preparation is highly desirable. Submitted by The Editors on April 24, 2018 - 4:07pm. I missed planting in October/November, some 8b, can I plant them now? i was thinking of raised beds but also thinking that a ground garden would have a cooler soil temperature. Thanks, Joy If they are growing well for you, enjoy them. Also, how will their fall growth affect the spring growth & blooms? Crocus tommasinianus seems to be highly reliable—and squirrel resistant. Other crocuses with purple flowers are the ‘Tuscan crocus’ (Crocus etruscus), Crocus banaticus with its light purple flowers and purple stamens, and the light purple ‘Crocus corsicus.’ Being a low perennial plant that grows only 4 to 5 inches tall (10-12 cm), plant it at the front of flower beds and borders in full sun or partial shade. Over time, these carefree bulbs will naturalize and multiply to produce more flowers every year. Is it possible to grow healthy saffron crocus on the gulf side of Florida 60 miles north of Tampa? A sprout comes peeking through the ground and a few days latter I have a cluster of beautiful lilac colored crocus about 4 inches tall. Crocus flowers come in Easter egg colors of purple, yellow, lavender, cream and white. Certainly you may have dropped a bulb. We would recommend contacting your local Cooperative Extension Service, which will be able to give you localized gardening advice. This low-maintenance plant grows 4 inches tall to 5 inches tall. Crocus sieberi Bulbs Spring Beauty is a hard-to-find variety with lavender blue flowers marked with dark blue striping on the outer petals. And the rose-bud breaks into pink on the climbing briar, I brought them indoors and they are now blooming. I'm not sure when to plant them. Cover the beds with. 10 products Crocus sieberi, Tricolor Short Description. Dutch saffron refers to a company that sells these bulbs from Holland. They fit all the information you give for a spring crocus but I have only large 8" long green leaves in the spring when others have flowers. Several folks on this page would like to have your “problem.”, Submitted by Jane Cheek on September 18, 2016 - 4:36pm. Submitted by Linda on November 17, 2017 - 9:51am. It is commonly called snow crocus because it is one of the earliest of the crocuses to bloom. Many selections have bi-colored blooms. Crocus Customer Favorite Perennials Daffodil Bulbs Daisies Daylilies Deer-Resistant Perennials Delosperma Delphinium Dianthus Drought Resistant Perennials Echinacea ... Large, tall flowers in a harmonious color mix. Crocuses do not like too much water (was your compost/peat moss mix retaining it?). Reviews (0) Write a review! Award-winning Colchicum byzantinum is an early fall-blooming Colchicum which bears up to 20 small, funnel-shaped, soft lilac flowers, 4-6 in. Robust types provide drifts of colour in lawns and underneath deciduous trees. Submitted by The Editors on April 30, 2019 - 3:16pm. Custom programming and server maintenance by. Resembling crocuses, it produces its 6-inch strap-shaped, slightly wavy, blue-green leaves, way later, in spring. In the language of flowers, crocus means cheerfulness. While many people refer to crocus as bulbs, these plants actually grow from corms, a bulb-like stem. Petals do not tend to splay open, which also adds to their charm. P.S. Firefly. I live in Vancouver, B.C. My second question: if I grow summer flowers near the crocuses, will this affect them (I have no storage place and I cannot afford separate pots for different seasons). The leaves are grass-like. They have grassy leaves that usually have a white stripe along the center. http://www.uky.edu/hort/sites/www.uky.edu.hort/files/documents/5204sprin... Before the ground freezes in the fall, crocus corms can be planted most anywhere, except in the dense shade on the north side of buildings or under thickets. This cormous perennial produces from 1-6 flowers per corm and makes a truly unique display in the late summer to early fall garden. I planted a few hundred mixed giant crocus in the fall and we're having a warm winter. A carpet of crocuses makes for a wonderful spring sight! We've had pretty mild weather but I'm afraid it will turn cold & they'll get a frost or freeze. (If you’ve ever planted bulbs only to wake up the next day and see empty holes in the ground, you would appreciate this.) Crocus Welcome to Keukenhof, the Greatest Display of Spring Flowering Bulbs in the World Every spring, tourists from around the globe flock to Lisse, Holland to see the greatest display of spring bulbs in full bloom at the nearly 70 acre display garden simply known as Keukenhof. deep, 3 in. Submitted by Bill on January 7, 2018 - 6:50pm. Join now and start creating your dream garden! Best of all, they are easy to grow, and very prolific. Resembling crocuses with its cup-shaped flowers, it produces its strap-like, bright green leaves, way later, in spring. Daffodil, Thalia Short Description. Submitted by The Editors on November 8, 2016 - 10:59am. Many have strong perfumes that lure bees out of their hives in February or March. Crocuses are an early bloomer, and since the foliage only lasts a few weeks after the flowers fade, mowing shouldn’t be an issue. Presumably those dates would vary in other gardening zones. Cut off the foliage before replanting. Each narrow flower has three distinct bands of lilac, white, and golden yellow. Bulbs need moisture (although not pools of it); failure to thrive could be due to poor drainage. Would it be advisable to dig down and transplant them in the ground? Excellent in rock gardens or near shrubs. Crocus bulbs (technically called “corms”) not only provide winter garden color, but they naturalize, meaning that they spread and come back year after year—with minimum care—for an ever-larger display. $10.45. The plants produce spires of long-lasting blooms. Our selection of crocus bulbs ranges from 25 bulbs per pack up to 100 bulbs per pack. Want a dramatic front yard? Submitted by The Editors on November 8, 2016 - 10:38am, G’day, mate! This perennial makes a truly unique display in the fall garden. Perfect for adding a burst of color to the fall garden, Colchicum 'Waterlily' is one of the showiest of the Autumn Crocuses. This perennial makes a truly unique display in the fall garden. The plants grow 4-6-inches tall and have lilac-purple flowers that open a few weeks after C. speciosus. After planting, water well. Submitted by The Editors on January 9, 2018 - 10:14am. Hi I have planted them and had flowers last year but this year all i got is the green petals or whatever they are called. Bulb size: 6-8 cm . Joyous, gorgeous herald of spring: often flowers in … Is the area dry? Resembling crocuses with its cup-shaped flowers, it produces its strap-like foliage, way later, in spring. Latin Name Pronunciation: krow'-kus. They’re small plants that can only grow 8 to 12 inches tall. Typically, though, Florida does not get cold enough for long enough for the bulbs to have an appropriate cooling period. I planted a handful of crocus bulbs last fall. Some folks have best luck with little sunlight, water, or nutrients. Several shoots are coming up now but my concern is that I didnt space them far enough. Submitted by Sam on February 24, 2017 - 9:00am. Sort of my retirement hobby. Crocus are one of the earliest flowers to appear in spring, often presenting themselves through the snow. When blooming, the flower is only 2½ inches tall and is tucked in among its tall, narrow leaves. The beautiful Lavender blooms add a wonderful accent to the fall landscape. Thanks for your help. Saffron crocus (Crocus sativus), while not the most widely grown fall-blooming crocus, is probably the most known. Appearing long before the leaves, this perennial makes a truly unique display in the fall garden. Is it a sign that it’s too dry by chance? Its crimson stigmas are used as a seasoning agent in cooking. Through the autumn, keep crocus beds watered if weather gets dry, but do not waterlog the soil. Other bulbs are equally problematic except for hyacinths. 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