Plant bulbs 3 to 4 inches deep and the same distance apart. Should I let the soil dry completely since they’re prone to bulb rot? Planting Saffron Crocus Corms: In areas where Saffron Crocus are reliably hardy—USDA Zone 6 through 8 in the South, 6 through 9 in the West—you should plant the corms as soon as you receive them. These bulbs need 6 to 8 hours of sunlight. In the rock garden and herb garden, you will want to plant crocuses under creeping phlox or mat-forming thymes. 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. As a bonus, deer, squirrels, and rabbits rarely bother early little crocus corms. Submitted by The Editors on February 13, 2018 - 2:58pm. Crocus Flowering mainly in late winter to early spring, many crocuses are good in borders or seasonal containers while others are best in a rock garden or alpine house. Certainly you may have dropped a bulb. In late February, remove mulches from snowdrops and crocuses so the shoots can come through. Arash planted them in three rows in the milk crates. Ideally, plant crocus corms 6 to 8 weeks before a hard frost is expected and when the soil temperature is below 60°F (16°C). The crocus corm that you plant in autumn gets completely used in the process of growing and flowering the following spring; it will simply dissolve and fade away. Because the autumn crocus produces its foliage in the spring, and gets the energy it needs from photosynthesis at that time, you can plant the bulbs under deciduous trees. Plant them in the open rather than the shade (unless you live in the South) because crocuses like plenty of sunshine. Over-Fertilization. The best time to divide or thin crocuses is after their foliage has died back naturally. Girdled round with the belt of an amethyst ring. You planted the crocuses with plenty of space. For the best results with this plant, pick a site that gets plenty of direct sunlight and has a well-drained sandy, loamy soil. How much should I have spaced them? They do sound like autumn crocuses. Reticulated Iris (Iris reticulata) Zones: 4 to 9. In fact, each crocus usually makes many corms. Find more gardening information on Gardening Know How: Keep up to date with all that's happening in and around the garden. There may be other factors but these are relatively common ones. Submitted by The Editors on April 30, 2019 - 3:16pm. They even thrive in dry shade. i was thinking of raised beds but also thinking that a ground garden would have a cooler soil temperature. I live in CT and just purchased crocus plants from the grocery store. Many have strong perfumes that lure bees out of their hives in February or March. Buy shade loving plants: Delivery by Crocus We use cookies to provide you with a better service and experience. P.S. (If you’ve ever planted bulbs only to wake up the next day and see empty holes in the ground, you would appreciate this.) How to Plant, Grow, and Care for Crocuses. BONUS: You’ll also receive our Almanac Companion newsletter! Hyacinths, tulips, crocuses, daffodils and other narcissi are normally grown in ceramic bowls with no drainage. When you compare two crocus bulbs side by side, it’s easy to see differences in quality. The flowers are hardy in zones three through eight. Try combining the above selections with other varieties, such as Crocus, Wood Anemones, Corydalis, Early Snow Glories or Trilliums, among others. 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. As we indicate above, Ideally, plant crocus corms 6 to 8 weeks before a hard frost is expected and when soils are below 60°F(16°C). Bloom Time: Early Spring. Yes, you can plant crocuses in a grassy lawn for a more natural look. These bulbs will produce stronger plants with more flowers. Carry on browsing if you're happy with this, or find out how to manage cookies. Planting When to Plant Crocuses 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. Apply a balanced fertilizer in early autumn if your spring is short and the days heat up fast; or, apply fertilizer after bulbs flower in late winter if your spring is long and temperate. Set the crocuses 5 inches deep, but more if your soil is sandy. The flowers don't need sunlight to grow, but they will glow handsomely in the shade. These easy to grow, colourful plants are perfect for covering shaded banks, borders or plant them under trees for a natural look. Submitted by Su on April 17, 2017 - 12:52pm. Also the tips look a little dry but in the photos of crocus, it’s seems it’s natural. Soil: Fall flowering crocus grow best in well-drained, silty soil. Give extra attention to the pots you choose because that can make or break your indoor gardening efforts. Submitted by Reynolds on February 2, 2020 - 3:36pm. However, you may need to refresh the soil in the pots in the fall to remove any dead material and prevent overcrowding. They were beautiful in the spring. Robust types provide drifts of colour in lawns and underneath deciduous trees. Submitted by The Editors on February 6, 2018 - 9:04am. Sometimes plants just do not do well, Joy (sorry today…). For the most dramatic effect, plant crocus bulbs in mass groupings of 25 to 30 bulbs planted about 3 inches apart. If I naturalize crocus in my lawn can I still use lawn fertilizer and weed killers? How to plant: Ideally, plant crocus corms 6 to 8 weeks before a hard frost is expected and when the soil temperature is … Most crocus varieties need to be planted in a sunny, open position. You should use soil-based potting compost containing a balanced mix of nutrients for those bulbs you plan to grow and keep indoors. If you're looking to learn how to plant crocus flowers, you've come to the right place - we'll show you how to plant, grow, and care … An early spring bloomer, crocus “bulbs” are technically corms. Apparently the yellow blooming crocuses tend to flower first—but only by a few days to a week. Submitted by The Editors on January 9, 2018 - 10:14am. Avoid heavy clay. Before the ground freezes in the fall, early bulbs can be planted most anywhere, except in the dense shade on the north side of buildings. Plant corms 1.5 inches deep in their plant containers. Typically, though, Florida does not get cold enough for long enough for the bulbs to have an appropriate cooling period. Whether you plant them in a stately group or use them to naturalize your lawn, crocuses can add a bit of color to your lawn. Submitted by kevin on October 6, 2016 - 4:36pm. I live in Vancouver, B.C. Submitted by Shelagh Toews on February 17, 2020 - 9:14am. If they are growing well for you, enjoy them. This is usually during September and October in the northern. Thanks in advance, Submitted by Lyn Bullock on February 12, 2018 - 8:27pm. Submitted by The Editors on February 27, 2017 - 10:59am. At this point in time, they have finished storing energy for next year’s bloom. I've tried everything; planting in clumps with plenty of bone meal, peat moss, rotted compost, etc. I missed planting in October/November, some 8b, can I plant them now? P.P.S. To plant crocus plant corms, just follow the steps below: Crocuses have an upside that sometimes has the tip of the shoots showing. Cover the corms with 2-3” of regular topsoil. Here’s how to plant, grow, and care for crocuses in your garden! Avoid heavy clay … We've had pretty mild weather but I'm afraid it will turn cold & they'll get a frost or freeze. It's now November 17th & they're starting to pop up again. Whether you like that is up to you, but keep in mind, too, that “tommies” are the most squirrel-resistant crocuses. As a last resort—or best next step—you might ask your neighbors what type they have and what their “secret” to success is. Vendors ship in the fall and the bulbs should be planted on receipt. If … 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 best time when to plant crocus is early in autumn, as soon as you can buy them. Submitted by j on April 18, 2017 - 9:44am, Can I get saffron from crocus I've been told of a thing called dutch saffron what is it, Submitted by The Editors on April 19, 2017 - 5:06pm. I would like to give a more wild and natural look to my garden and plant crocuses amids the grass. Propagation: To propagate crocus plants, you can grow them from seed, but most gardeners use corms, which are a bulblike stem from a mother plant. They’re good to go under deciduous trees, where they’ll get enough sunlight before most trees have fully leafed out. And the crocus-bed is a quivering moon of fire Here are some good tips on this topic! Whether you choose to plant these shade lovers alone or with companion bulbs, you are sure to be blessed with tons of style, colour and beauty year after year. Do you think I can do that with the cultivated bulbs? Submitted by JOY D KAZEPIDES on November 6, 2016 - 4:27pm. I planted a handful of crocus bulbs last fall. Crocus prefer full sun to partial shade and gritty, well-drained soil, sandy loam with composted organic matter. Thank you for the comprehensive advice. Would it be advisable to dig down and transplant them in the ground? Zebra cactus has shallow roots. Plant taller spring-flowering bulbs and shrubs behind the early bulbs for color contrast. This is usually during September and October in the North, and October and November in the South. Plant this perennial flower in the fall for an early spring delight! Submitted by Mary Ann Wilson on April 23, 2018 - 8:15am. Right before the crocus plant goes dormant, it will make a new corm. As for your second question: Yes, you can grow other flowers near crocuses without problems. Submitted by Sam on February 24, 2017 - 9:00am. Plant bulbs associated with wooded areas because they are adapted to the partial sunlight or even full shade for some of them. Don’t worry too much about which side is up during crocus flower care and planting; crocuses have contractile roots, which just means they will adjust their position downward if they feel the need. By the time the trees are fully leafed out, the foliage is fading. Thanks! Dutch saffron refers to a company that sells these bulbs from Holland. Plant crocus corms 3 to 4 inches deep (with the pointy end up). Growers have ways of hastening plant/bulb maturity on a schedule that is slightly different from that of mother nature because we love to see blooms in the spring! Do/did you fertilize the area they were/are planted in? Should they stay in the pots until the fall or should I plant them in the spring? You can plant them in the lawn, but for proper crocus care, don’t cut the grass until their leaves turn yellow and disappear. Sign up for our newsletter. I planted 15 Crocus bulbs in a 12 diameter planter nearly a month and a half ago. Of the three most popular varieties – snow (Crocus chrysanthus), Dutch (C. vernus), and saffron (C. sativus) – two are vernal and one is autumnal, so planting times differ, and vary according to your USDA Hardiness Zone.. You can find out more about growing crocus in our complete guide, but in this article, we’ll be focusing on when to plant this hardy member of the iris family. Light: Sun / Part Shade. Although many people call them bulbs, crocuses actually have corms. Fall is the time to plant your Saffron Crocus bulbs, and it's also the time when you can expect to see the first bloom on this perennial flower. Plant 11 corms per square feet (each milk crate), making sure each corm is about 2.5” from another. Several shoots are coming up now but my concern is that I didnt space them far enough. Certainly if you plant them in a lawn or tidy your plant bed by mowing or cutting off the foliage, you are not helping the crocuses; they need the foliage to thrive. Thank. Submitted by The Editors on November 20, 2018 - 2:23pm. Crocuses are small corms, so they dry out faster than large bulbs. Is it possible to grow healthy saffron crocus on the gulf side of Florida 60 miles north of Tampa? How to plant Blooming Crocus. Remember too, that weed killers will harm them, especially if you apply them while the crocus plant leaves are still green and actively growing. High nitrogen fertilizer encourages leaf production at the expense of all else. Due to its low height (below 6 inches), you can grow it in teacups, mini pots, cans, and many other unique planters. Division prevents overcrowding, which can lead to a decrease in flowering. Can I dig them out yet? Did/do they get it? (More bulb-planting tips.) Submitted by The Editors on September 28, 2020 - 6:51pm. I do not plan to dig them up at all and leave them. Submitted by Bill on January 7, 2018 - 6:50pm. From snow crocuses (the first to bloom) to giant Dutch crocuses, all just 2 to 4 inches tall, these blooms offer a variety in color (pinks, reds, oranges, yellows, purples, blues, and more) that stand out against the bleak late-winter landscape. Plant the corms with the pointed side up. Please help? Submitted by The Editors on April 24, 2018 - 4:07pm. Through the autumn, keep crocus beds watered if weather gets dry, but do not waterlog the soil. Also, how will their fall growth affect the spring growth & blooms? Crocus grow from corms--an underground root that resembles a bulb. For fall-blooming Saffron crocus, plant in late August or September. You can easily grow it in pots smaller than 6 inches. Most forced bulbs can be planted and naturalized into an environment. Will they bloom this year or would it be better to wait and plant this fall? And all the woods are alive with the murmur and sound of Spring, Like corms, they have a definite up end and down end. … Hi, The trees help keep the soil drier and the lawn thinner, both of which are advantageous for the crocus. I'm not sure when to plant them. The first opened Sept. 2 and are still in bloom despite a couple of heavy rains which broke some of the stems. With a little crocus flower care, these plants will last a lifetime. It will find its way. Site your bulbs where they will get full day sun or very light shade. You may want to move your containers seasonally to accommodate this. The large, floppy foliage grows in spring and dies back in the summer Submitted by The Editors on November 8, 2016 - 10:38am, G’day, mate! It tolerates drought, but you should keep it moist during the growing season. I live in Houston and it’s a fair 70 degrees so would it be advisable to water 3-4 apart? this also happened with my tulip. You, Submitted by Moe on March 1, 2018 - 3:45pm, It says above to “water well after planting” but I wanted to ask how much to water on a weekly basis. Submitted by Moe on February 5, 2018 - 12:46am. Plant bulbs in groups or clusters rather than spacing them in a single line along a walkway or border. I have a nice bed of fall crocus, planted in small clusters, 8 - 10 clusters in a 3' X 7' space. Snow drops do extremely well but I do love the colour of crocuses. Crocuses can be either spring or fall blooming. The biggest reason why crocus flowers don’t do well is overwatering. Great autumn crocus varieties to grow. Where To Plant Saffron Crocus Bulbs Plant in well-draining soil in sun to part shade. (Did you consider that: could squirrels be your nemesis??) Saffron crocuses prefer average amounts of moisture in the spring but do best dry sites in the summer when they are dormant. Maybe, just maybe, they’ll dig up one or two corms and give you a couple to try in your conditions. Plant crocuses in full sun or partial shade. It will not grow in full shade. and while my neighbours have wonderful crocuses, and though mine are planted facing south, if they come up, they are straggly and thin. Your crocuses will come right through the ground-hugging plants. Crocuses do not like too much water (was your compost/peat moss mix retaining it?). I live in the south east of England and our crocuses finished blooming a few weeks ago but the foliage shows no sign of dying back. A rock garden or herb garden is a great site to plant them, and small perennials that grow in such places make good plant companions. This low maintenance plant and can be grown outdoors or indoors, in the shade easily. Bulbs need moisture (although not pools of it); failure to thrive could be due to poor drainage. 2. Colchicum ‘Waterlily’ – has double pink-purple flowers that look similar to water lilies, hence the name. I am not sure why you can’t find them locally, but you will see them for sale online at places like White Flower Farm and American Meadows. Cut off the foliage before replanting. The bottom of the corm is flattened. Just when you think nothing will grow through that last layer of snow, crocuses push through to reveal themselves in a colorful and dramatic display! The taller colchicum autumn crocus will flower in part sun, but can get floppy. Crocuses are among one of the most popular of the early spring bloomers. Presumably those dates would vary in other gardening zones. They do well, very well in the cool dry climate. The MoBot Crocus Lawn is planted in the bright shade of mature, deciduous trees. –Oscar Wilde, Submitted by Peter on September 28, 2020 - 3:08pm. This easy-to-care-for plant doesn't need a lot of attention or watering. The leaves die about mid summer and nothing until early to mid September. It looks good planted under shrubs or trees or among other herbaceous plants; Colchicum ‘Lilac Wonder’ – has simple pink-purple flowers. I brought them indoors and they are now blooming. Look for plump, firm bulbs and plant in full sun to part shade in well-drained soil. Custom programming and server maintenance by. Cover the beds with. I could swear that I had not dropped a bulb in those spots as well. Submitted by Linda on November 17, 2017 - 9:51am. Will mowing affect the plants ( you mentioned that the bulbs need foliage to collect enough food for next year ). Add some coarse sand or fine gravel to the soil to help improve the drainage. They are solid inside like a potato if you cut them open, and they have a papery outer covering which is called a tunic. Plant a few inches apart, and plant in groups of 10 or more. I have asked this on another site but never got a satisfactory answer. Crocuses thrive in cold to moderate winter conditions, such as those in climate zones 3 to 7. The lower growing varieties, such as the edible saffron crocus, will flower in part shade, but to a lesser degree. Is the area dry? See above (or below in another question) for guidance on what to do with it after the bloom fades, as you wait for the cold weather of early winter to plant it. Crocus tommasinianus seems to be highly reliable—and squirrel resistant. We would recommend contacting your local Cooperative Extension Service, which will be able to give you localized gardening advice. Crocuses are small corms, so they dry out faster than large bulbs. 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Search around for vendors and be sure that the plants will survive in your planting zone. They’ll successfully naturalise in grass to make a lovely spring meadow. Help!! Other bulbs are equally problematic except for hyacinths. If you live in a warmer climate simply keep your bulbs in the refrigerator until late winter and then plant them out as annuals. The plant produces grass-like leaves, and from one to six small, wine-glass shaped flowers in solid colors, stripes or bi-colored. If you have crocuses growing in your lawn in mid-Spring, don’t mow until their leaves have died down. But in fact, some crocuses, especially Tommy crocus (Crocus tommasinianus ‘Pictus’), naturalize and spread by seed. Certain species, such as Crocus gargaricus, need moist but well-drained soil and will grow in partial shade too. If you can’t decipher which end should go up, plant the corm sideways. If you want the crocus in your lawn, then don’t use weed-killers. Thanks, Joy The crocuses  will have a chance to use the extra nutrients to produce bigger carbohydrate stores. The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly. The small spring bulbs, such as Snowdrops, Crocus, Scilla siberica and Chionodoxa are ideal for planting in shady areas at the base of shrubs, beneath large shade trees and along woodland paths. The best time when to plant crocus is early in autumn, as soon as you can buy them. Crocus species and cultivars are mostly very hardy and are easily grown plants that are particularly well suited to rockery planting. Click here for further information on growing crocus. I have some blooming now in February, but they're all yellow... Do yellow crocus bloom first or can soil impact color? Dig holes and plant the crocus bulbs 3-4" deep and 2-3" apart. I live in Canberra, Australia and have some crocus in a bed at the northern end of the house. Are these Fall Crocus and why have I not seen the bulbs for sale anywhere? Hi, They are the earliest bulbs to bloom and their foliage disappears quickly. Crocus flowers are some of the most colorful and funnest flowers you can plant because they show up so early! After planting, water well. I was given a pot of about 5 crocus in a pot.The friend who gave then said she had forgotten them in her car for about an hour (about -15 C weather..Feb Zone 4 Canada) and the it was not flowering yet.Some of the leaves look good.What should I do? Ideally, plant crocus corms 6 to 8 weeks before a hard frost is expected and when soils are below 60 degrees F. Plant fall blooming bulbs (autumn crocus): they will brighten shady areas under trees at a time when there are not many other bulbs flowering in the garden. Growing Tips. This also makes a nice display and keeps the crocuses’ flowers from getting splashed with mud when it rains. Don’t plant in dense shade, such as on the north side of structures. You might consider some of the key differences between your property and that of your neighbors. When it seems like winter will never lose its icy grip, the dainty crocus pushes through the snow to put on a show of colorful revival. Single flowers get lost in the landscape. Submitted by The Editors on November 8, 2016 - 10:59am. 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. You must have JavaScript enabled to use this form. Is it a sign that it’s too dry by chance? And the rose-bud breaks into pink on the climbing briar, For lawn naturalizing, you can plant the crocus randomly or in a pattern. Three years ago I noticed one growing in the lawn about a metre (three feet) from the rest, on the far side of a narrow concrete path. Sort of my retirement hobby. At that location, you are just outside of the recommended planting range for Crocus (see the USDA Planting Zones), but it may be worthwhile trying a few bulbs in a cool spot on your property anyway. Crocuses are an early bloomer, and since the foliage only lasts a few weeks after the flowers fade, mowing shouldn’t be an issue. So do crocuses spread underground? Some folks have best luck with little sunlight, water, or nutrients. Consider planting crocuses in lawns and meadows where they can form carpets, or mass them in the front of flower beds along the edge. Tip: Dig up the crocuses before you remove any of their foliage, as it will be easier to see where—and how many—there are. Thanks for your help. 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. You purchased (what is in all likelihood) a forced bulb. Crocuses prefer a gritty or sandy, well-drained soil. You can grow crocus sativus and harvest the culinary saffron in minute amounts. Sign up to get all the latest gardening tips! Submitted by Laura on April 27, 2019 - 11:49am. This Spring they are looking great but a very tight bunch.Thank you. Submitted by Ruth Botelho on March 31, 2018 - 3:14pm, Thank you for being so easy to read and understand for a laymen in gardening.I cannot wait for more information and guidance from your site. … In February and March, keep plastic milk jugs or other coverings on hand to protect the flowers of crocuses and other early bloomers against the return of severe weather. These bulbs are trouble-free and easy to grow, but squirrels like to steal them. Where to plant: Crocus corms can be planted just about anywhere as long as they get full to partial sun and well-drained soil. Your opinion please. Submitted by Val on November 17, 2018 - 11:47pm. A carpet of crocuses makes for a wonderful spring sight! Plant them in the open rather than the shade (unless you live in the South) because crocuses like plenty of sunshine. Should established crocus be divided / thinned in the fall? In the language of flowers, crocus means cheerfulness. There’s no need to change a thing! Dig the site you’ve chosen and loosen the soil. Autumn crocuses will not grow in permanently waterlogged soil and will not flower in shade. Crocuses grow from corms (not true bulbs) but for ease they are commonly referred to as bulbs. 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. Larger bulbs, like the one shown on the far left, contain more food energy to fuel plant growth. Choose a planting site where there is well-draining soil; bulbs will rot in soggy, compacted ground. Several folks on this page would like to have your “problem.”, Submitted by Jane Cheek on September 18, 2016 - 4:36pm. Spring-blooming Crocus are hardy in zones 3-8 and are planted in fall, as long as you can still work the ground. Make sure the bulbs will receive sun during bloom time. They will fail to grow in hot climates. Although crocus will bloom bigger and brighter with at least a few hours of sunlight each day, they will do well in partial shade, and can often survive for as long as 20 years. Did you fertilize your corms when you planted them, only to find that they’re not … I put this down to having dropped a bulb sometime but in the past couple of years they have popped up by ones as far as 5 metres (16 feet) from the rest. Submitted by The Editors on September 20, 2016 - 2:15pm. 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. 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