Crocus

Fall Crocus


terrimlittle added on May 27, 2014 | Answered

I dig my fall crocus up, split and replant every two years. I plant them 4-6 inches deep. I notice every second year the bulbs, which have grown to baseball size, are protruding out of the ground. Did I not plant them deep enough two years earlier or are they telling me it's time to dig and split them? Also, when is the best time to split them? I have done it both after the foliage dies back in June and after they bloom in Sept., doesn't seem to make much difference.


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theficuswrangler
Answered on May 28, 2014

This article has some interesting information on autumn crocus. https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/crocus/autumn-crocus-growing.htm
The corms' protruding out of the ground is telling you it's time to divide and conquer.

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