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Questions About Crocus

Asked by
Anonymous on
November 23, 2010

Q. Crocus Bulb Planting

Can I plant crocus bulbs in late November to flower the following spring? I have a sunny south facing garden in North Lancashire England.

I intend to plant 100 + in the lawn. I do not use any form of weedkiller in this area.

Answered by
Nikki on
November 23, 2010
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As long as the ground has not frozen, you can still plant crocuses. The location sounds good.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
December 27, 2010

Q. Crocus Blooming and Planting

My crocus plants just came in that I ordered.  Can I plant them now and still have time to bloom in the spring? I am new to the gardening world.

Answered by
Nikki on
December 28, 2010
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As long as the ground has not frozen where you live, you can plant them and they will bloom. If it has, this article will explain how to store them till spring: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/bgen/preparing-bulbs-for-winter-how-to-store-bulbs-for-winter.htm

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Asked by
ace on
January 31, 2011

Q. do crocus flowers need to be trimmed, pruned, or dead-headed

Do crocus flowers need to be trimmed, pruned, or dead-headed?

Answered by
Heather on
January 31, 2011
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No, these bulbs are pretty much self cleaning. They need their leaves to store energy for next year, so hold off a bit before cutting them if they are naturalized in your lawn. As for the flowers, you can take them off if you like, but you do not need to. They may go to seed and produce more crocus. In some bulbs, the seeding can take away from the flowers for next year, but crocus are so prolific that it is not a concern for them.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
March 6, 2011

Q. How Do I Plant Crocus Outside After Being Indoors

I recieved the plant in February and all of the blossoms are gone now. What do I do next so I can plant them outside? Does something special need to be done before planting them, and when do I plant them?

Answered by
Nikki on
March 7, 2011
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Asked by
Anonymous on
March 28, 2011

Q. Care of Crocus

When the crocus bloom withers and dies, should I cut it off?

Answered by
Nikki on
March 29, 2011
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You can take the faded flower, but leave the leaves. They need those to store energy.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
March 28, 2011

Q. Care of Existing Crocus

About 3 1/2 years ago, I planted crocuses in my yard in 12 x 15 inch rectangles and had a nice display for two years. Then, last year there were just a few blooms. This year, I had many plants, but only two blooms. What must I do?

Answered by
Nikki on
March 29, 2011
Certified Expert
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Either there is a phosphorus deficiency in the soil or the corms are overcrowded. Try giving them a high phosphorus amendment or fertilizer (like bone meal) and dig a few up to see if they are too crowded.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
March 30, 2011

Q. Crocus Care

Should the crocus corms be removed from the soil after the flowers have died off and replanted in the fall?

Answered by
Nikki on
March 31, 2011
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Only in very warm areas do they need to be dug up. Most places do not need to dig them up in the winter to pre-chill them and they actually need cold weather to bloom.

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